Increased women’s representation in politics is one of the main reasons why Sweden ended up having such a strongly democratic and equal relationship society in terms of gender. This process was however not started in the recent years. It had its origin in the last 40 years or so. Primarily in the past, 40 years back, women had representation in the parliament (Wangnerud, 1998). The number of women involved was lesser than the number of men, yet they had representation and that was important. They participated in elections, and became party numbers, albeit being under represented in leading postings. In 1972, the situation changed when the leading parties in that year, the Liberals and the Social Democrats wanted to ensure that they had the support of the women voters. The strategic reasoning behind this was that if the women’s votes were won there would be a greater chance for one of the parties to increase their power in the parliament. For the first time in the history of the country, women and the role that they had to play in politics were used as a form of active propaganda. Gender equality was taken up as a major element in the elections (Wangnerud, 1998). The Social democratic party that came into the power furthered the issue of women empowerment and took up active steps to follow up on the issues that it had mentioned it would address prior to the elections.