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

Web exhibition on trafficking and prostitution in Norway.

Regards the au pair scheme as development aid

According to many Norwegian families who have an au pair, they help women from poor countries to a better future.

(13.08.2015) Read more


“Au pairs are underpaid maids”

Norwegian authorities describe the au pair scheme as cultural exchange. In reality, au pairs are professional housemaids with a salary as low as 69 Norwegian kroner an hour, according to researcher.

(29.07.2015) Read more

Is the Norwegian military ready for female soldiers?

There is still certain scepticism towards female soldiers in the Norwegian Armed Forces. According to researcher, changes have to be made before the first set of female conscripts arrive.

(14.07.2015) Read more

Shorter waiting time and earlier abortions due to abortion pill

Nearly all abortions in Norway today are performed with the abortion pill Mifepristone. This has resulted in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions, and the possibility to have abortions at home.

(29.06.2015) Read more

Men’s violence towards women: Not only about power

The majority of men who use violence towards their partner struggle with serious mental health issues. We need to look at more than just the power relations between the sexes in order to understand and prevent domestic violence, says researcher.

(23.06.2015) Read more


Au pairing in Norway – the production of a (non) worker

This thesis looks at au pairing in contemporary Norway. The notion of au pairing as ‘cultural exchange’ rather than work migration has persisted, and serves as a cultural and legal legitimisation for the current practice of hiring affordable live-in domestic workers in Norway.

Frontiers - vol. 36, no. 1

this anniversary edition of the journal explores gender, race, and collective activism, among other subjects.

Single Mothers and Midwives Respond to the Castberg Laws, 1916-1940

The Castberg Laws intended to secure the economical rights of children born out of wedlock and single mothers. This article explores how single mothers and midwives responded to the act, and how their response direct and indirect led to the interpretation and revision of the law later on.

Emotional, physical and sexual violence among Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway

This study shows that Sami women were more likely to report emotional, physical and sexual violence than non-Sami women. Sami men were also more likely to report emotional and physical violence than non-Sami men.

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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 Postcolonial Feminisms, is available at Linköping University. Read more at Linköping University

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

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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