Sweden’s Mikael Gustafsson – One Billion a Sign for Change

Mikael Gustafsson

“We can’t allow that half this world’s inhabitants have to live in fear of violence and rape.”

Sweden’s Mikael Gustafsson, MEP, was the first man to be elected the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2011.

Last December, Mikael Gustafsson produced this video highlighting the upcoming February 14th – One Billion Women Rising – an event highlighting the fact that 1 in 3 women will experience violence and rape during her lifetime.

Good things come from Sweden.

John F Gustafson around 1910 from Iowa

My great, great grandfather was also a Gustafson from Sweden.  In his small Iowa community, where he served as the Justice of the Peace for twenty-four years, John F. Gustafson was “one of the highly honored and esteemed citizens of the community”.

Mikael Gustafsson, a man who declares he is “a feminist”, feels to me like a sign that positive change is on the horizon.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. cindamorey
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 06:45:57

    Thats very interesting… Nice connection…

    Reply

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