The Government of Sweden, in conjunction with UNHCR, is training all government staff in the Nordic countries to improve due process and data collection for LGBTQIA+ asylum-seekers. Data are used to ensure special procedural safeguards are maintained during the application process. The Swedish migration agency, for example, now mandates that all refugee status determinations include at least one expert who is trained and certified on LGBTQIA+ issues.
Theme: Migration Data and Registration
GCM Objective: 1
The Government of Sweden formalised integration of gender equality perspectives into its policymaking, including on migration, in 2014. The policy is divided into six themes, which assign specific budget items to gender equality goals. The policy's additional aim is to integrate gender-mainstreaming into its government agencies and influences Sweden's foreign affairs.