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

Web exhibition on trafficking and prostitution in Norway.

More cycling with e-bikes

According to a new study, electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often. The effect is best on women.

(07.05.2015) Read more


ME: The male disorder that became a female disorder

Previously long-term exhaustion was considered a male disorder caused by societal pressures. Today women comprise the majority of ME patients, and they feel that their condition is their own fault.

(29.04.2015) Read more

Female directors: from artists to amateurs

Norway was once “the land of female directors”. Then they vanished. New research shows how female Norwegian directors were sidelined by a small French word.

(22.04.2015) Read more

Does society unravel as women pack up and leave?

Female labour migrants are criticised for abandoning their children in their home country. According to research, this stigma does not affect male migrants.

(10.04.2015) Read more

Easier for men to become top researchers

It is more difficult for women to meet the requirements to qualify for tenure track positions.

(09.04.2015) Read more


Involved fatherhood in the Nordic context: dominant narratives, divergent approaches

This paper explore how fathers understand and practice involved fatherhood, and the connections between involved fatherhood and constructions of masculinity.

Medical constructions of long-term exhaustion, past and present

This study found that in the medical litterature, long-term exhaustion have become transformed from a somatic ailment to a self-inflicted psychiatric ailment. At the same time, it changed from being a male-connoted high-status condition to a female-connoted low-status condition.

Somatechnics 1.2015. The Ethics of Biomedical Tourism

Donna McCormack, postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Womens and Gender Research, University of Bergen, is co-editing the journal Somatechnics' special issue on the ethics of biomedical tourism.

Hearts and roofs : family, belonging, and (un)settledness among descendants of immigrants in Norway

Monica Five Aarset's thesis explores how understandings and practices of family and belonging unfold in an emerging middle-class segment of descendants of immigrants from India and Pakistan.

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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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