Gender equality in Norway:
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Religious minority youth between patriarchy and gender equality


Gender roles is a delicate topic for religious minority groups. Many of them accept traditional gender segregation in the religious community, but struggle with prejudices from the greater society, according to researcher.

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New survey indicates urgent need for research on sexual harassment


The results of the national survey on bullying and harassment in Norway’s higher education sector are finally in. But the reasons why harassment occurs remain unclear, according to the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.


Ending sexual harassment – a precondition for gender equality


The Nordic co-operation Programme on Gender Equality 2019 - 2022 highlights efforts to combat sexual harassment as particular urgent. In this publication the Nordic co-operation body NIKK, Nordic Information on Gender, summarize some of the current initiatives and measures being taken in the Nordic countries to end sexual harassment. 

Read more at NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender and Nordic Council of Ministers

– Women’s historical contributions are still ignored, says professor


Traditionally men have been the main figures of history, but what do we know about women's history and why is it important? Kilden has asked four Norwegian historians about their relation to women’s history. 

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Feminist scientists criticise gender bias in the tech industry


Whatever you find when you google depends on the people who have developed the algorithms. American researcher fears enhanced sexism and racism unless the IT sector begins to promote diversity.

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Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises - Conference statement


The Governments of Norway, Iraq, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), hosted the international conference “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises” in Oslo, Norway on 23-24 May. Read the joint statement from the conference.