Gender equality in Norway:
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Fewer and fewer men want to become doctors

06.05.2021

More than twice as many women as men want to become doctors in Norway. The development is worrying, says the leader of the Younger doctors' union.

Read more at sciencenorway.no

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on academia

21.04.2021


More than a year has passed since a virus pandemic shut down most of society, including the university and university college sector. Researchers with young children as well as teaching duties and research to conduct have been squeezed the hardest, according to recent research.

Read more at kifinfo.no

The versatile Hamsun

16.04.2021

New research demonstrates expressions of women’s liberation and homoerotic desire in Knut Hamsun’s works from the 1890’s.

Read more at genderresearch.no

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.

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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. 

Read more at government.no