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Stockholm bans sexist advertising in public spaces

People pass a billboard advertising underwear in Stockholm. Photo: Foto: Jessica Gow / TT

Published: 13.Jun.2018 11:01 hrs

Stockholm's city council has voted to remove advertising billboards deemed sexist or degrading from public spaces in the Swedish capital.

The decision was voted through on Monday, with all parties but the Sweden Democrats in favour, and will come into effect within one month.

"The city has a responsibility towards its citizens, to ensure that advertising they are exposed to is not offensive or upsetting in any way," Green Party deputy mayor Daniel Helldén, who has been a driving force behind the ban, told The Local in December last year. 

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