Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

Outdoor activities – active, but with gender disparities
For both men and women, shorter walks and hiking are the most popular activities. However, a larger share of men go fishing, hunting and on boat trips than women, whilst women to a larger extent go berry-picking or mushroom-picking.
Sex Purchase Act has altered Swedes’ attitudes towards prostitution
While the number of Swedes supporting the sex purchase ban is rising, more people also feel positive towards a ban on selling sex. Thus, the goal of transferring stigma from seller to buyer is still not achieved.
Mum takes more responsibility for the children, even in gender equal couples
The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby.
The male fight for gender equality
Representatives from Nordic businesses and governments, and world-leading masculinity researchers meet in Copenhagen on Thursday to mobilise men to campaign for gender equality.