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Norway is considered to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world. Still, a number of challenges to gender equality remain and new gender issues keep surfacing. Gender equality policies have been more or less successfully integrated into many areas, while other areas lag behind.
The official Norwegian strategy to achieve equality between men and women includes both gender mainstreaming and gender specific actions. Making these strategies work demands knowledge of gender perspectives as well as an intersectional approach - seeing how gender intersects with race, age, sexuality, disability etc. Many different tools are employed in order to achieve gender equality.