Concluding Observations, CRC/C/SWE/CO/5, 30 January 2015: Sweden
II. Follow-up measures taken and progress achieved by the State party
5. The Committee also welcomes the following institutional and policy measures:
(c) The long-term strategy to promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, of December 2013;
III. Main areas of concern and recommendations
B. General principles (arts. 2–3, 6 and 12 of the Convention)
15. The Committee commends the State party for its efforts in addressing various forms of discrimination, including its comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation, the long-term strategy to promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and the Commission against Anti-Gypsyism. The Committee is concerned however that:
(d) There are cases of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children experiencing bullying, intimidation and violence.
16. The Committee encourages the State party to step up its efforts and strengthen its measures to combat effectively all forms of discrimination and to:
(b) Place particular focus on preventive activities against discrimination and, where necessary, take affirmative action to protect children in vulnerable situations, including children from marginalized and disadvantaged families, with a migration background, and Roma and LGBT children;
(c) Undertake awareness-raising programmes, including campaigns specifically targeted at children, including adolescents, to eliminate all forms of discrimination.
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