Gender equality in Norway:
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Open call: Initiatives on gender equality and work-life by diplomatic missions

14.01.2021

The Nordic Gender Effect at Work-initiative of the Nordic Council of Ministers encourages Nordic diplomatic missions to work together to share the message: Investing in gender equality is not only the right thing to do – it’s also the smart thing to do. Deadline Sun, 31/01/2021 - 12:00 PM. 

Read more at norgen.org

Ancient objects shed new light on women’s role in the Viking raids

13.01.2021

Kitchen equipment from the British Isles has been found in graves belonging to Viking women from aristocratic families. “We can gain new knowledge about women’s participation in the Viking raids by posing new questions to old findings,” according to researcher.

Read more at Kilden genderresearch.no

Why do parents in one of the world's most gender equal countries still give children their dad's surname?

13.01.2021

It's a romantic gesture, claims one researcher. "Men take their surnames for granted", says Line Førre Grønstad, who recently defended a doctoral dissertation on the topic.

Read more at sciencenorway.no

The Gender Equality for Development Programme

21.12.2020

Learn how the Norwegian government institutions work peer-to-peer with sister institutions in Ethiopia and Nepal to strengthen knowledge management for gender equality in their countries throught the Gender Equality for Development Programme.

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Address on Norway’s membership of the Security Council

17.12.2020

January 1 Norway assume its seat on the UN Security Council. Foreign Minister Eriksen Soreide says the inclusion of women and protection of women's rights will be one of the areas of priority, in addition to peace diplomacy, protection of civilian and climate change and security. 

Read more at government.no

Can Artificial intelligence affect gender equality?

09.12.2020

A new knowledge overview provides a review of all Norwegian research on equality and artificial intelligence. From this overview, it is evident that we are not prepared for the consequences that the new technology might have for gender equality.

Read more at genderresearch.no