Gender equality in Norway:
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Efforts to promote peace can make women more vulnerable

26.03.2021

In recent years, gender has become an important factor in the international work against extremism. But some researchers fear that when women become part of the first line defence against radicalisation, they also become more vulnerable.

Read more at genderresearch.no

Ambassador Anne-Kirsti Karlsen's statement regarding Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

25.03.2021

We are deeply concerned about the ongoing mobilisation against the Istanbul Convention in parts of the OSCE region. The substantial increase in reported violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic comes on top of already-existing high levels of violence, says ambassador Anne-Kirsti Karlsen.  

Read more at norway.no

"European cooperation against violence is more important than ever before"

19.03.2021

Read State Secretary Hilde Barstad's opening statement at the online meeting for the EEA and Norway Grants SYNERGY Network against Gender-based and domestic violence. 

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Fertility rate in Norway drops to 1,5 children per woman

16.03.2021

“The decline in fertility has been a visible trend for more than ten years, so these numbers come as no surprise,” says Espen Andersen from Statistics Norway in a press release.

Read more at sciencenorway.no

Shaping the new Nordic gender agenda

15.03.2021

The Nordic Council of Ministers invite to a panel discussion with ministers and young activists about how the agency of young women, in all their diversity, is crucial in shaping a new gender agenda. The Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Q. Raja is among the panelists. 

Read more at Norden.org

Joint N5 statement regarding gender equality and the rights of all women and girls

08.03.2021


The Foreign Ministers of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark mark the International Women's Day 2021 with strong commitment to Gender Equality and the rights of all women and girls.

Read more at government.no