Gender equality in Norway:
Research, statistics and policies

Latest news

Record-low birth rates in three Nordic countries

05.02.2020

The Nordic Council of Ministers publishes The State of the Nordic Region-report every other year. The 2020 report reveales that birth rates in Finland, Norway and Iceland are at record-low levels. 
 

Read more at norden.org

Patriarchal structures an obstacle to women in politics in many countries

27.01.2020

– Most often the priviliged are the winners in politics, and who is priviliged depends on gender, says professor at Department of Comparatice Politicts at the University of Bergen Ragnhild Muriaas, who has lead the research project Money Talks. 

Read more at uib.no

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

Speech: – Make Sexual Rights Great Again

23.01.2020

Read State Secretary Marianne Hagen's speech from the conference "Make Sexual Rights Great Again". The title of her speech was Making Sexual Rights Great Again! – three years with US global gag rule. 

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