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Sweden's 'man-free' festival was discriminatory, rules Swedish ombudsman

Women arriving to Statement Festival in Gothenburg this summer. Photo: Frida Winter/TT

Published: 18.Dec.2018 11:41 hrs

Describing an event as 'man-free' is discriminatory, according to a ruling from Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) relating to a music festival aimed at women earlier this year.

The body carried out an investigation into Statement Festival, an event aimed at women which took place in Gothenburg this summer and was organized following multiple reports of assault at other Swedish festivals.

The ruling, issued on Monday, confirmed that describing the festival as "man-free" amounted to "an infringement of discrimination law".

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