Anti-Discrimination Laws to Change

The seven anti-discrimination laws currently in place in Sweden will soon be combined into one all-encompassing law.

The announcement came in Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, and was made by the Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, Nyamko Sabuni.

She writes that age and gender identity will be added to the existing discrimination laws regarding gender, religion, ethnic identity, disability and sexual orientation.

In addition the four anti-discrimination ombudsmen posts will be cut down to one position.

Money received in compensation for those who have been victims of discrimination will also be increased in order to make others think twice before taking part in discriminatory behaviour.