Gender equality in Norway:
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Still decline in fertility

11.03.2020

A total of 54 500 children were born in Norway in 2019, 600 fewer than in 2018. This gives a total fertility rate for women of 1.53 and is the lowest rate ever registered. Fertility has thus decreased by almost half a child per woman in the last decade, according to Statistics Norway. 

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No discrimination against women whose CVs are as good as men’s

27.02.2020

Women and men in Norway have equal chances to move up professionally in academia as a whole. There are, however, a number of systematic differences, according to new study. 

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Statement at the high level segment of the Human Rights Council 43th session

24.02.2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Ine Eriksen Søreide participated at the high level segment of the Human Rights Council 43th session in Geneva on February 24th. She expressed concern about the pressure against women’s rights in many parts of the world. 

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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. 
 

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Silence about sexual harassment remains a problem in academia

31.01.2020

Two years after the #MeToo movement started, sexual harassment issues are still not included in the national Working Environment and Climate Surveys. The Ministry of Education and Research declines to take a stand.

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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