Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

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The Gender Equality Act
The Act relating to Gender Equality (the Gender Equality Act) was adopted by the parliament in 1978. The Act shall promote gender equality and aims in particular at improving the position of women. Women and men shall be given equal opportunities in education, employment and cultural and professional advancement. The law is based on the principle of non-discrimination, which is the cornerstone and basis for promoting gender equality. The Act was revised in 2013, but has not been translated to English.
Ethical Guidelines for Government Employees prohibiting the Purchase and Acceptance of Sexual Services
In October 2002 the Norwegian government resolved to introduce ethical guidelines for civil servants prohibiting the purchase and acceptance of sexual services. The grounds for this resolution are the increasing problems posed by international prostitution and the trafficking of women and children for sexual purposes.
Origin date: 2002