Gender equality in Norway:
Research, statistics and policies

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What is it really like to be LGBTI in Norway today?

25.02.2021

Norway’s LGBTI community is more exposed than ever and their living conditions should therefore be studied. So say young people in Trondheim’s gay milieu, and get support from a gender researcher.

Read more at nordiclabourjournal.org

Dads spend an hour more each day on housework and childcare than they did in 1980

24.02.2021

A new analysis shows that men spent 55 minutes more per day on family work in 2010 than they did in 1980.

“This is a fairly significant change,” says Ragni Hege Kitterød. She is one of the researchers behind the new analysis published in the most recent issue of Journal of Social Research (in Norwegian). 

Read more at sciencenorway.no

Fewer gender equality measures in academia in Finland than in Norway and Sweden

22.02.2021

A new study shows that Finnish universities have fewer measures for implementation of gender balance in academia, but their proportion of female professors is as high as in Sweden and Norway.

Read more at genderresearch.no

LGB-people in Norway are less happy with their lives than the general population

03.02.2021

For the first time, Statistics Norway has conducted a national quality of life survey that includes both sexual orientation and sexual attraction.

Read more at sciencenorway.no

Campaign: Action for Equality - Mobilizing for gender equality

28.01.2021

To mark and mobilize for the 25th anniversary of Beijing Platform, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the civil society organizations Plan International Norway, FOKUS and Atlas-Alliance have developed the campaign “Action For Equality”.

Read more at actionforequality.org

The nuclear family has become a political tug-of-war in Russia and Poland

27.01.2021

Domestic violence has now become a matter of dispute between liberal and conservative forces, which demonstrates that even authoritarian ruling powers have to take the popular opinion into consideration.

Read more at genderresearch.no