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Good mothers don't protest
They demonstrated in order to secure their children’s future in Norway, but the protest was used against them as mothers. “Who is allowed to be politically active and how is a much more gendered issue than we’d like to think,” says Synnøve Bendixsen.
01.12.2016
More men in Norwegian language training, but women still in the majority
During 2015, 37 100 people attended Norwegian language training and social studies for newly arrived immigrants - a 2 percent increase from 2014. There are more men than women among participants with less than two years of residence, while the women are in the majority among those with two or more years of residence.
01.12.2016
Norwegians exercise more than before
Four out of five Norwegians exercise at least once a week. This represents an increase of nearly 20 percentage points over the past 15 years. Women and men report similar levels of physical activity. However, there are differences in the choice of activities. More men play ball sports, while it is more common for women to participate in dance and group exercise classes, aerobics and yoga.
23.11.2016
Women are entering the boxing ring
Cecilia Brækhus is just one of several Norwegian female athletes who has contributed to putting women’s boxing on the map, both in Norway and internationally, according to researcher Anne Tjønndal.
22.11.2016