Sweden does not have a recent history of conflict. Moreover, it is is a global leader in gender equality. Approximately 45 percent of the members of Parliament are women. Sweden is ranked 5 of 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017 and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1980. In 2017, $5.56 bln was spent by Sweden on its military. Women have the same legal status and rights as men under the law, including under family law, property law, and inheritance law. Activists in Sweden speak out against the rise of violence against women and have succesfully brought gender issues to the foreforont of every debate. Recently, in 2016, Sweden achieved a long term target of achieving gender parity on boards of government agencies and according to data released by the World Economic Forum, has achieved gender parity in primary education. Despite Sweden's achievements, challenges remain, notably, sexual violence against women and girls. There is an active WILPF section in Sweden.