Gender equality in Norway:
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EU demands gender equality plan before granting funds

19.11.2020

Beginning next year, a research organization applying to Horizon Europe will need to have a gender equality plan to be eligible for funding. But Heidi Holt Zachariassen and Curt Rice of Norway’s KIF committee wonder if that will be enough to achieve real change that is inclusive for all.

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The KIF Committee’s recommendations to promote gender balance in higher education and research institutions

19.11.2020

The Norwegian KIF Committee has drawn up a set of recommendations to support gender balance efforts at all levels of universities, university colleges and research institutes.

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Norwegian Prime Minister addresses the coronavirus and women, peace and security at the Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders in November

19.11.2020

When we take our seats in the security council in January, the women peace and security agenda will be one of our main priorities, we must ensure that women take part in decision-making processes, said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she attended the 2020 Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders earlier in November. Follow link to see her full keynote speech.

Read more at cbsnews.com

New Policy Brief by Kristin Lund: Reflections from the First Female Force Commander in UN History

11.11.2020

Major General Kristin Lund was the first female Force Commander in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. In this Policy Brief Lund reflects on her experiences in the field during deployment in Cyprus and describes how being the first female Force Commander allowed her greater access to both military and civilian populations. 

Read more at prio.no

How to improve the lives of LGBTI people in the Nordic Region

11.11.2020

The Nordic co-operation has developed a strategy for LGBTI people in the Nordic Region. The ministers for gender equality are unanimous on the need for a clear and resolute direction for the future. 

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Why are fewer men becoming fathers than before?

09.11.2020

Although fewer women are having children than before, not having children is far more common among men. One in five men haven’t had children of their own by the age of 50. Fewer and fewer men are becoming fathers. What’s happening to Norwegian men? 

Read more at sciencenorway.no