Gender equality in Norway:
Research, statistics and policies

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Changes in the Government

24.01.2020

Member of Parliament Abid Raja from the Liberal Party has been appointed Minister of Culture and Equality. He is responsible for the equality- and discrimination policy in Norway. 

Read more at government.no

Equality hasn’t reached entrepreneurs

22.01.2020

Only 20 per cent of entrepreneurs who start limited companies in Norway are women, and they own only 4 per cent of new technology companies. “There’s a big gap between women and men when it comes to entrepreneurship and ownership in Norwegian corporations. Women own less capital than men, which is troubling,” says researcher Elisabet Ljunggren on the gender gap among entrepreneurs. 

Read more at sciencenorway.no

English summary: Norwegians' attitudes towards gender equality, hate speech and the instruments of gender equality policy

10.01.2020

The research foundation Fafo routinely publish reports on gender related topics. Here is an English summary of their report on Norwegians' attitudes towards gender equality, hate speech and the instruments of gender equality policy from 2019.

Read more at fafo.no

English summary: The gender-segregated labour market at the workplace level

10.01.2020

The Norwegian labour market is clearly segregated by gender. Although women and men have approximately identical rates of labour force participation, they work in different professions, industries and sectors. Read the English summary of this Fafo-report about gender segregation in Norwegian the labour market.

Read more at fafo.no

Professors interviewed by Norwegian print media are usually men

10.01.2020

Only two out of ten professors interviewed were women in the two Norwegian print newspapers in 2016, according to results from a recent study. 

Read more at sciencenorway.no

Gender-divided labour market

18.12.2019

The gender-divided labour market is one of the biggest challenges in achieving full gender equality in Norway, but the disparities in the labour market vary in different counties.

Read more at Statistics Norway (SSB)