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

Web exhibition on trafficking and prostitution in Norway.

Short commutes enable women to work full time

In order to manage a full time job it is necessary for women to have short distances between home, work, kindergarten and the supermarket.

(09.09.2014) Read more


Dad is important for his children’s development

A sensitive and attentive father has a positive influence on his child’s development. But only if he spends a considerable amount of time with the child during its first year.

(02.09.2014) Read more

Rich, white men at the top of CERN

Women physicists at CERN are locked in a structure and culture that is highly male dominated at all levels. The women’s movement and gender equality have not reached the physics fields, according to a history of science researcher. 

(15.08.2014) Read more

Norwegian ban on buying sex affects immigrant women

With increased focus on human trafficking fighting prostitution has become a higher status issue in the police force. But the police do not go after prostitution as such; they go after prostitutes with an immigrant background.

(05.08.2014) Read more

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


Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India

In this anthology the authors discuss how social change in India affects women's daily life, as well as the relationship between men and women.

Men and masculinities 3.2014

In this issue you may, among other things, read about how male body hair has become a subject for negative discussions in mens life style magazines.

Service, sex and security: Gendered peacekeeping economies in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In this article the relevance of gender in peacekeeping operations is discussed. It shows that traditionally female areas tend to be marginalized.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway

The Norwegian law on gender quota in boards of public limited liability enterprises has had little discernible impact on women in business beyond its direct effect on the newly appointed female board members, according to this working paper.

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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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