Statistics Norway use 12 indicators to provide a picture of the local equality situation in Norway. Among the 12 indicators, the biggest change towards more gender equality is on the indicator that measures fathers' withdrawal of paternity quota and parental leave.
Young people’s experiences of prostitution are often gained well out of sight and usually outside the traditional arenas for prostitution. Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) has published a new report "Young people, vulnerabilities and prostitution/Sex for Compensation in the Nordic Countries".
Gender equality generates better results within research and innovation. In addition, EU bureaucrats argue that European research funding should be earmarked with specific requirements for gender perspectives.
In recent years some have asked whether the ceiling has been reached for the number of foreigners in Norwegian academia. The Young Academy of Norway would rather have a debate on how to best take advantage of this new diversity.
Negative social control violates the freedom of children and young people to choose their friends, education and jobs. It needs to be prevented and stopped, according to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Integration Conference.
The Nordic Council of Ministers launches the report State of Nordic Fathers. The report finds that 90 percent of Nordic fathers want to be heavily involved in the care of their small children. But at the same time the fathers only take between a 10 and 30 percent share of parental leave. The report seeks an answer to this.