Children’s lawyer Anna Ekvall is "People’s Choice" winner
The Welcome to my Hometown portrait gallery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport engages the interests of many people, who have nominated numerous participants. In collaboration with the Swedish daily Expressen, the Swedish people have had the opportunity to choose their favourite, with more than 100,000 people taking part in the online voting at Expressen.se. The children's lawyer Anna Ekvall, who specialises in the rights of children, has been selected the 2018 People's Choice.
The Welcome to my Hometown gallery consists of 93 portraits of people who represent Stockholm's strengths in a wide variety of areas such as sport, architecture, art, fashion, beauty, culture, entertainment, music, business and entrepreneurship. Children's lawyer Anna Ekvall has now been chosen as the favourite of the Swedish people in a vote held in partnership with the Swedish daily Expressen. Ekvall is an entrepreneur who, in her role as children's lawyer, runs a law firm specialising in the rights of children. She is also a frequent debater who has spotlighted a number of issues concerning the rights of children.
"Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a window to the world and the first thing that greets our international visitors. Welcome to my Hometown is a lively gallery in which well-known Stockholmers welcome people by providing a personal view of the city and what it stands for. It feels especially good that the person chosen by the Swedish people as their participant –Anna Ekvall – is someone who takes a stance for children and gives them a voice in society," says Linda Sjödin, chief communications officer at Swedavia.
"I would like to extent my great thanks to all of you who voted. It really is a great honour to take a place in the gallery in Stockholm Arlanda's arrival hall, where I have landed so many times since I was a child. Above all, I am pleased to be able to welcome people to Sweden as a representative of children's rights," says Anna Ekvall.
Welcome to my Hometown was inaugurated in 2006. To be included in the gallery, participants have to have been born, live or now work in Stockholm. The gallery consists of 93 portraits and is located in the baggage halls in Terminal 5 and Terminal 2 at Stockholm Arlanda.