BalticFem is a politically independent organization (an NGO) that promotes a gender equal society.


BalticFem are members of WINNET Sweden, Womens Network in Roslagen (RKN) and ALDA and is based in Norrtälje, Sweden..

Within Tillväxtverkets program Resurscentra för kvinnor (a government mandate), we have worked with regional development in order for:

  • women to claim their share of society’s resources
  • women’s skills to be utilized by the community
  • efforts of women and men are given equal value

Womens Resource Centra Operations are conducted at three levels: at the individual-1, group-2 and structural level3 and BalticFem primarily uses our experiences from the individual and group levels to affect the structural level.

Democracy and empowerment

Another important issue for BalticFem is democracy and women’s participation in community building and politics.

BalticFem are active partners of ALDA (The Association of Local Democracy Agencies) which is a European NGO based in Strasbourg (Council of Europe), which works to promote good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA is focused specifically on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society activities (projects) within various themes, such as European integration, decentralization, citizens’ initiatives and voluntary work, human rights and sustainable economic development.

Prostitution, trafficking and violence against women

BalticFem has long been involved in efforts to combat prostitution, trafficking and violence against women, primarily through various knowledge-raising and awareness-raising projects and activities.

BalticFem are co-founders of ARETUSA, a European network to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the EU. ARETUSA is a supportive platform that aims to develop the capacity of NGOs to implement the principle of equality between women and men in concrete measures and initiatives designed to address violations of women’s rights, to ensure effective protection against all forms of discrimination and violence, to ensure the empowerment and advancement of women in the political, economic and social life.

1 = Personal counseling and training in for example business development; 2 = Meeting places for networking, seminars, events and projects; 3 = Cooperation with other organizations, lobbying for change and integration of a gender perspective in local, regional, national and EU programs.


Contact us

Postal address
c/o Margareta Spång, Lennart Torstenssons Väg 2C, 761 43  Norrtälje, Sweden


Margareta Spång

Margaret has worked with gender issues for many years and has a very extensive network in these matters. She has been a project manager for many projects that have aimed to improve the situation of women and increase gender equality, both locally, regionally and internationally.

Tel. +46 733 32 17 71

Osa Albinson

Osa is an ICT consultant focusing on developing information and web solutions for small businesses and projects. She first came into contact with gender equality projects through Margareta in 1997. She has worked with computers, training and project management since the late 1980s.

Tel. +46 70 338 49 37

Inger Borg

Inger is a bookkeeper, runs her own company and has worked with administration and reporting of EU- and gender equality projects since the mid-1990s.

Tel. +46 175-916 20