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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, 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

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


Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant and native women in Norway : data from the Norwegian Prescription Database

Female immigrants use less hormonal contraceptives and have more abortions compared to native Norwegian women, according to this study.

Loneliness among men and women – a five-year follow-up study

Loneliness among elderly men and women may be related to childhood experiences, according to this article. Men's loneliness is among other things linked to being bullied. Women's loneliness seems to be related to economic problems in the childhood family.

Allocation of tasks, arrangement of working hours and commuting in different Norwegian households

A short commute between work, kindergarten and grocery store is necessary for Norwegian mothers to be able to work fulltime, according to this article. Children in the family do not imply a reduction in men’s working hours and commuting distance.

Characteristics of a national sample of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) : associations between perpetrator substance use and physical IPV

Immigrants are overrepresented as victims in partner violence shelters, as are women on social security, this article shows. Substance use is associated with physical partner violence.

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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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