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Supplementary Report to the 8th Norwegian Report to the CEDAW Committee
Supplementary Report to the 8th Norwegian Report to the CEDAW Committee
Norway's Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud has published a supplementary report to Norway's official report to the CEDAW Committee. The Ombud has identified five main issues regarding the Norwegian gender equality policy, which they think is relevant when assessing Norway's compliance with the CEDAW Convention.
Origin date: 25.04.2012
Structure for Equality
Structure for Equality
The Equality Commission was established by a Royal Decree of 12 February 2010 in order to report on Norway’s gender equality policies based on people’s lifecycle, ethnicity and social class. The goal of its work is to lay the foundation for an integrated, knowledge-based equality policy for the future. The commission has now delivered its first report: NOU 2011: 18 Structure for Equality. A summary is available in English.
Origin date: 02.03.2012
Women on Boards in Europe – From a Snail’s Pace to a Giant Leap?
Women on Boards in Europe – From a Snail’s Pace to a Giant Leap?
Norway was the first country in the world to adopt a binding quota law in 2005. The successful example of Norway has been increasingly followed by EU member states. This report assesses the measures adopted to open boardroom doors to women in nine EU member states and in Norway.
Origin date: 29.02.2012
Norway's eight CEDAW report
The eight periodic report to the United Nations on Norway's implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Origin date: 20.09.2010
Norway's 7th CEDAW Report
The seventh periodic report to the United Nations on Norway's implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Origin date: 28.02.2007
Human rights 2004/2005 - Annual Report on Norway's Efforts to Promote Human Rights
For many years Norway has provided support to the United Nations, the World Bank and the regional development banks in order to strengthen funds, programmes, activities and expertise that promote gender equality. The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are some examples of funds and organisations whose efforts targeting women and gender equality receive special support from Norway. From the chapter on gender equality; "Women’s assumption of positions of power and their entry into the public arena is a significant factor in the development of democracy and human rights. Women in Norway have attained a relatively strong position in political leadership, but less progress has been made as regards women’s influence and representation in business, the industry and the media."
Origin date: 2005
Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Norway's fifth periodic report to the UN Human Rights Committee
The report summarizes: "Norwegian women are well integrated into working and political life, the welfare system ensures that poverty is a relatively marginal phenomenon and single parents, mostly women, are ensured necessary public support. This does not mean, however, that there are no gender gaps and challenges to gender equality. The most important ones are related to the economic sphere, gender-based violence and the interface between gender and other forms of discrimination such as ethnic background, disability and sexual orientation."
Origin date: 2004
Implementation of the Beijing platform for action (1997-99)
Norway’s second national report on the Follow-up to the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995.
Origin date: 1999