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PLUREQ – Gender equality, cultural diversity, religious pluralism: State policies and feminist interventions

Web exhibition on trafficking and prostitution in Norway.

Rich boys more competitive in economic experiments

Why do we make the choices that we do? Are we born this way or have we become this way? Behavioural economists look for answers through economic and math experiments in the laboratory.

(23.06.2014) Read more


FGM-politics based on emotions, not facts

Both female genital mutilation and forced marriage became part of the political agenda in Norway as a result of media publicity. According to a new report from Fafo, measures against female genital mutilation in particular are not based on knowledge and have been blown out of proportion.

(10.06.2014) Read more

Gender blind research on innovation

Are new ideas primarily shaped within male dominated industries? Due to gender stereotypes, some businesses are valued more than others, claims Norwegian researcher.

(27.05.2014) Read more

Class more important than gender for school performance

There is no doubt that boys and girls perform differently at school. But simply looking at gender in order to understand why is not enough.

(12.05.2014) Read more

Gender equality politics cause problems when minority families meet the Child Welfare Service

Parents with minority background are perceived as second-rate parents compared to the Child Welfare Service’s ideals regarding Norwegian gender equality.

(30.04.2014) Read more


Violence against women in the childbearing period : women's and men's experiences

Kristin Håland's thesis claims that a supportive mother is of great importance for pregnant women who are victims of partner violence.

The role of maladaptive perfectionism in suicide

Parvin Kiamanesh's thesis investigates why some men, with no history of treatment in mental health care or of suicide attempts, suddenly commits suicide.

Motor-life-skills of toddlers : a comparative study of Norwegian and British boys and girls applying the early years movement skills checklist

According to this article, there is gender-based differences in favour of girls in life-motor-skills of toddlers.

Fatherhood in the Nordic welfare states : comparing care policies and practice

This book explores how the welfare policies and gender equality policies in the Nordic contries shape and influence the image, role, and practice of fathers.

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New issue from PRIO A new issue of PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out. Read more at PRIO

New vacancy A position as Professor in Gender Studies specializing in Gender, Nature and Culture, is available at Linköping University. Read more at Linköping University

New vacancy A position as Professor in Gender Studies, specializing in Postcolonial Feminisms, is available at Linköping University. Read more at Linköping University

How bosses can shed prejudice Companies risk letting the best job applicants pass by when they pigeonhole them through bias. But there are methods for escaping such mental straitjackets. Read more at ScienceNordic

Men run and manage limited companies The proportion of male board representatives of limited companies has not changed in recent years. Eight out of ten board representatives in private limited companies are men. The corresponding figure in public limited companies is six out of ten. Read more at Statistics Norway

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