Tagged: Gender equality

Norway’s gender gap

Though more equal than most countries, pay for Norway’s women has room for improvement M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway ranks consistently high in international comparisons of equality between women and men. In education,...

The Nordic model: successes, challenges & the future

Philadelphia discussion digs into the famously prosperous region’s victories and issues Michael Kleiner Philadelphia, Penn. Every year surveys show the Nordic countries—Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland—ranking among the world’s best in livability, prosperity, and...

Norway promotes gender equality at UN

Thousands of delegates gather in mid-town Manhattan this week for the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Norway will be represented by State Secretary for Gender Equality, Ms. Henriette Westhrin, and State Secretary...

Gender equality makes economic sense

A colorful cast came together at the United Nations to discuss the role of philanthropy in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment on Monday. Among the more than 300 participants in this special event...

Norway steps up female board room representation

Norway on Saturday stepped up its efforts to make its boardrooms more gender-neutral by introducing a new law requiring at least 40 percent of its municipal-owned company boards to be female. To read the...

Regional differences in gender equality

The municipalities with most equality are mainly found in the central and inland area of Eastern Norway. Many municipalities with the most equality are also found in the municipalities of Sogn og Fjordane, Troms...

Norway co-hosts debate on rights of sexual minorities

Human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity is the topic of a panel debate that Norway organizes together with the UN Permanent Missions of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, France and the Netherlands...

Norway boosts funding for UN gender funds

Norway will provide NOK 40 million (USD 7 million) to UN efforts to combat female genital mutilation and violence against women in developing countries. At the same time, Norway will contribute NOK 20 million...

Competition on gender equality measures in academia

The Gender Equality Award of NOK 2 million instituted by the Ministry of Education and Research will be presented for the third time this year. All Norwegian university colleges, universities and independent research institutes...