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Factbooklet. Summary of Research on Living Conditions and Quality of Life for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Norway.
Factbooklet. Summary of Research on Living Conditions and Quality of Life for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Norway.
The booklet may be used as a reference book based on what is relevant to you and your job. The field of LGBT has many terms and concepts that might be unfamiliar, which is why you will find a glossary at the start of the booklet. In the thematic sections, you will find a summary of recent research, divided into different chapters.
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
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
Commission on Paternity NOU 2009: 5
On 28 March 2008, the Norwegian Government appointed a Commission to propose amendments to the Children Act concerning establishment and change of paternity and maternity, etc. The purpose is to adapt the Act to the major social and technological developments that have taken place with regard to developments in family patterns, the possibility of assisted fertilisation and establishment of paternity with a high degree of certainty.
Origin date: 11.09.2009
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
Poverty among children, young people and families
Poverty among children, young people and families
Among young people with other non-Western backgrounds, participation in leisure activities is significantly lower than among young people with ethnic Norwegian backgrounds, according to this report. Girls with ethnic minority backgrounds in particular have a low level of participation.
Origin date: 2006
HIV positive immigrant women triply discriminated
The Ministry of Health and Care Services described HIV positive immigrant women as triply discriminated - because they are women, because they are immigrants and because they are HIV positive. Women are therefore a high priority target group in the efforts to prevent HIV. In its report, the Ministry states: “In our efforts to prevent HIV and sexually transmissible diseases, we must be aware that there must be great differences in approaches and strategies, based on an evaluation of the target groups and the goals of prevention. Linguistic and cultural barriers often contribute to creating distance between immigrants and the health service. It has proved to be extremely important to use people from peer groups when informing people about issues such as cohabitation, sexuality, HIV and sexually transmissible diseases."

Paragraph 247 in the 17th / 18th periodic report submitted by Norway under article 9 of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Origin date: 2005
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
Nordic Expert Meeting on a Joint Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender Equality Agenda
The Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (the Nordic countries), within the context of their partnership on gender equality, women’s rights, democracy and development hosted an international expert meeting in Oslo on 12-13 November 2009.