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Equality Ombudsman

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The Equality Ombudsman is an independent Government agency established on 1 January 2009. The Ombudsman’s tasks include the supervision of compliance with the Discrimination Act and the promotion of equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.

The organisation is a predominantly promotion-type and legal support body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: Box 3686, 103 59 Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone: +46 8 120 20 700

General email address:


Contact person for media enquiries:

  • Clas Lundstedt, Press officer, Telephone direct +46 8 120 20 708

- To find out more information about the grounds/fields of discrimination covered by the organisation, as well as its powers, activities and structure, please download the detailed profile below:

[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly promotion-type equality bodies “spend the bulk of their time and resources on a broader mix of activities that include supporting good practice in organisations, raising awareness of rights, developing a knowledge base on equality and non-discrimination, and providing legal advice and assistance to individual victims of discrimination” (page 44).