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This is a summary of KILDEN’s externally financed projects from 1998 until today. Most of the resources are available in Norwegian only, some, however, have information in English, as specified.
Projects with information in English:
News coverage of the Gender Research Programme
General agreement on news coverage of the work of projects in the gender research programme at the Research Council of Norway. Mainly in Norwegian, but chosen articles may be translated into English and published in KILDEN's web magazine.
Gender in Norway
The website Gender in Norway has, since the autumn of 2006, provided a roundup of information in English about official Norwegian gender equality policy, related statistics and gender research. This resource is directed at the international community, and target groups are journalists, professionals, politicians, equal opportunities workers, NGOs, researchers and students. Gender in Norway is a collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Children and Equality, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Committee for Gender Mainstreaming - Women in Science, Statistics Norway, the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, The Research Council of Norway and KILDEN Information Centre for Gender Research in Norway. KILDEN is the project's coordinator.
Gender equality in research
On commission from Women in Science's Committee for Mainstreaming – Women in Science, through an annually renewable agreement begun in 2004. It comprises an information service, day-to-day operation, translation to English and development of the Resource Bank for Gender Mainstreaming in research.
News coverage of the IMER programme
General agreement on news coverage of the work of projects in the research programme International Migrations and Ethnic Relations, at the Research Council of Norway. Mainly in Norwegian, but chosen articles may be translated into English and published on the Articles page.
Projects with information in English:
"Scars in my heart"/Women in ROSA
"Scars in my heart"/Women in ROSA relates the life stories and opinions of women who have come to Norway through trafficking. They are, or have been, in contact with the ROSA project, which is an emergency and information hotline for trafficked women. The interviews were done by Cand.Polit. Rachel Eapen Paul and author Unni Rustad. The web presentation Kvinner i ROSA (Women in ROSA) was launched in December 2008 and included in portretter.no. The web exhibition was translated into English and launched in December 2010. The English presentation is called "Scars in my heart".
(E)QUALITY 2009 – Nordic conference on gender and research
Quality in research is important. But what do we actually mean by quality? How can it be measured and strengthened? And what role does gender play in this?
Book gift to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
On assignment from The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KILDEN compiled an English language book gift from
Through 2004 and to the end of spring 2005 KILDEN was a partner in an EU project to promote gender equality in academia in Europe. The project was led by the Centre of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS) in Bonn, Germany. It was financed by the European Commission's 6th framework programme for research and technological development, in order to further the development of databases for female researchers and to increase the proportion of women in the EU's various organs. KILDEN's researcher database, a sub-database for women researchers, was selected as one of five "best practice" databases. The project resulted in the report "Databases of Women Scientists". Overview, Best Practice Guideline and Future Perspectives’.
North South. A Gendered View from Norway
In 2004 KILDEN published an English language Internet edition of Kvinneforskning, the journal Women's Research in Norway, in order to profile Norwegian women's and gender research with a global perspective, and in order to create ties that can result in greater interest in global research collaboration and networks between north and south and between the former east and west. The project was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Information Initiative on North-South questions.
Projects in Norwegian only
Stories about her
In this historical exhibition around women's literature, fictional writing becomes a portal to Norwegian women's history. The project was financed by the Freedom of Expression Foundation and Arts Council Norway. It was conducted in collaboration with the organisation !les and has been included in kvinnehistorie.no.
Selvsagt (Of Course) – women in political power
The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), in cooperation with the political parties, started a research programme with the objective to increase the percentage of women in political power in local government. The research project was carried out by a group of researchers from the Eastern Norway Research Institute and Lillehammer University College. KILDEN was responsible for the dissemination of news from the project.
”I’ve been fighting most of my life”
”I’ve been fighting most of my life” – seven women’s rebellion against forced marriage is a documentation project that tells the stories of seven women. They have all escaped their families to regain the power over their own life and choices. For most of them, it was the threat of forced marriage that made them decide to leave home. They found protection and help at crisis centres.
The interviews were done by Cand. Polit. Rachel Eapen Paul. Author Unni Rustad from KILDEN has edited and rewritten the material. The women are all anonymized.
Development and Women's Law
Dissemination of the project portfolio Development and Women's Law for the Institute for Womens Law, the University of
The executive candidate database
Administration, operation and information service for Innovation Norway's database of executive candidates from an annually renewed agreement, since 2003. The executive candidate database comprises candidates for roles on the boards of companies and organisations and includes details of work experience, education, executive experience and duties. Through various search criteria it is possible for companies to look for suitable executive candidates.
The seminar series Milestones in the women's struggle of the 1970s
What actually happened? What has happened since then and what can we learn from these events? The Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights (Norsk Kvinnesaksforening) and KILDEN arranged a seminar series in 2006-2007 on the women’s struggle of the 1970s. The seminar series was supported by the Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo, and sprang from Toril Skard's 70th birthday celebrations in November 2006.
Nine women tells their life histories – about the work for peace and against nuclear weapons, the dream about a socialist society, resistance to the German occupation, and organizing the demand for women’s liberation in a time when being a housewife was a woman’s only role. It is stories about being in opposition, and the consequences this brings. Several of the women have been subjected to government surveillance.
The documentation was financed by the Freedom of Expression Foundation and The Ruth and Ronald Møller Larsen Foundation. The project was carried out by Unni Rustad on assignment from KILDEN.
Preparation of the Internet pages for the project Democracy, religious freedom and women's human rights. Responsible for the project: Anne Hellum and Hege Skjeie.
Internet pages that provide an easy introduction to information about the internationalization of research collaboration for researchers in Women's studies and gender research. The aim of the pages is to give practical advice about how to start an internationalization process, about international publication, networks, finance and mobility, as well as to provide links and contact information to the most important organisations in Norway, the Nordic countries, Europe and the rest of the World. The Project was completed in 2005 and 2006, and was partly financed by the Research Council of Norway's research programme, Gender Research: Knowledge, boundaries, change. The outstanding financing was contributed by KILDEN itself.
The project North-South youth is an information resource for young people. The aim is to convey gender research in a north-south perspective for use in schools and youth organisations. The texts are based either upon interviews with Norwegian and foreign researchers or are research texts rewritten in more accessible language. The project was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was completed in the spring of 2005.
On assignment from professor Hege Skjeie, member of the researcher group Makt- og demokratiutredningen (Power and Democracy Study), KILDEN has developed and built up the Internet site "Kjønnsmakt" (Gendered Power). The Internet site contains articles, books and reports that have been published under the Power and Democracy study. The publications presented on these pages all deal in diverse ways with women's and gendered perspectives. The website was launched 6.12.2002 and was completed in 2003. In 2004 the conference report from Gendered Power in the Nordic Countries was added to the website.
The website Kjønnsrettferdighet.no (Gender Justice) was developed in 2003 and funded by Makt- og demokratiutredningen (The Power and Democracy study). In collaboration with the equal opportunities secretariat at the Ministry of Education and Research, KILDEN has produced the pamphlet Likestilt (Equal) for young people in secondary school and 6th form college. The aim is to give young people knowledge about power, democracy, equality and gender justice in Norway, based upon research from the power study. The pamphlet was sent out to all schools with students in the target age group. The texts in the pamphlet were published on the web site.
Women's history exhibitions:
Women in Norway through one hundred years
The exhibition website "Women in Norway through one hundred years" was launched June 10 2005. The website consists of three historic exhibitions: A collection of pictures, a timeline and an outline of women's historical texts. As funding becomes available for further women's historical projects new exhibitions will be added to the website.
In the work on the exhibitions we concentrate on the telling of good stories, while also getting across facts and analysis. We present pictures, letters, posters and other material and make these available to a wider public, often for the first time. The exhibitions are aimed at everyone who is interested in history, and are in addition a resource for anyone who wishes to look into any of the topics in greater depth.
The exhibition website has the following exhibitions:
Women's struggle for suffrage in Norway
This exhibition presents a unique insight into the struggle, the women's movement and Norwegian society from the end of the nineteenth century until universal suffrage for women was achieved in Norway in 1913. The exhibition was launched in 2005 and was supported by Norway 2005, The Freedom of Expression Foundation and the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development.
Women in the labour movement
Working women's political work has been very important for women's rights, both at work and in society in general. This exhibition shows women at work, organized and in conflict. The exhibition was launched in 2005 and is supported by Norway 2005 and LO (The Norway Federation of Unions).
Days of struggle – The 1970s women's movement in words and pictures
KILDEN and the Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research (NIKK) collaborated on this Internet exhibition which was launched in March 2003. The project received funds from Kulturnett Norge. The aim of the exhibition is to increase access to material that is difficult to find and which has not been collected elsewhere. Additional aims are to increase knowledge about the historical background for today's gender equality debate, to see contemporary questions in their historical context and to learn from the events of the past. It is also hoped that the exhibition might stimulate more research on this theme. A schools' guide to the exhibition was also produced, financed by the Ministry of Education and Research.
Alma Mater's daughters – a photo exhibition
Alma Mater's daughters is a collection of photographs of the first women to be employed at The Royal Frederick University (Norway's first university and the original name for the University of Oslo) up to 1940. Vibeke Eeg-Henriksen collected the pictures in the 1980s. The collection of pictures has been digitalized by the National Library of Norway, while KILDEN has published them on the Internet. The collection was originally published in 1999, but was not available for several years before being relaunched in 2005 with a new design and structure.
The Timeline: Women in Norway through 100 years
The timeline has been prepared in collaboration with the former Centre for Gender Equality (now part of the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud), and evolved from their publication: Milepæler i norske kvinners historie (Milestones in Norwegian Women's History). The timeline is illustrated with pictures by Nina Strand – one woman from each decade from 1905 to the present day.
Sub-database for female researchers, Forskerbasen
Construction of the sub-database for female researchers in the research database was financed by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2001 and 2002. In the spring of 2002 the work of compiling information from university colleges and research institutes was completed and all of Norway's female researchers were invited to register their details. The researcher database contains information on 1800 women with research experience.
The Network meeting for equal opportunities workers in academia
The network meeting for people who work with equal opportunities issues at Norway's universities and university colleges. The meeting was held on May 29 2006 in Oslo and had 60 participants. The aim of the meeting was to share experiences and new ideas, as well as starting a nationwide network for equal opportunities work.
http://kvinneriforskning.no/konferanser/nettverksmote/index.html (Norwegian only)
One step Up!
The Conference "Ett trinn opp – en konferanse om ledelse for likestilling i akademia" (One step up – a conference about leadership for equal opportunities work in academia) was held on January 10 2006, on assignmentThe Committee for Mainstreaming – Women in Science. 200 people from around the country attended the conference.
http://kvinneriforskning.no/konferanser/ett_trinn/index.html - Norwegian only, however one news article about the conference is translated: http://kvinneriforskning.no/english/magazine/mark_english.html
Crossroads. Debating Women's Rights, Racism and Religion
The conference "Crossroads: Debating women's rights, racism and religion" was held at the University of Oslo 30/05/06–1/6/06. The main purpose of the conference was to initiate dialogue between feminist researchers from minority and majority backgrounds, as well as activists and politicians. The conference was attended by 222 participants from 23 countries – students, post-graduates, researchers, activists and administrators. The conference was organized by KILDEN and financed by: The Gender Research Programme, NORFA's program for research on violence, Cultural Complexity in the New Norway (CULCOM), the Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research (NIKK), the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Oslo, The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Centre for Gender Equality and KILDEN.
Homo-politics meets gender research
KILDEN arranged the seminar ”Homopolitikken møter kjønnsforskningen – og omvendt!” (Homo-politics meets gender research – and vice versa) October 14 2005, on assignment from the research programme Gender Research: knowledge, boundaries, change, the Research Council of Norway.
http://kilden.forskningsradet.no/c36582/artikkel/vis.html?tid=36583 (Norwegian only)
Gender Equality meets Gender Research – and vice versa
A seminar with the purpose of discussing the intersection of gender equality and research, of clarifying positions and getting acquainted with people, organisations, discussions, processes and forms of work. The seminar was held in Oslo March 19 2004 and had 158 participants. It was an assignment for the Research Council of Norway's research programme, Gender Research: knowledge, boundaries, change. Other partners in the project were the Centre for Gender Equality and the Equality Ombud.
Gender in the media
A conference focusing on the sexualisation of the news, new methods for researching society, urban prejudices in women's magazines and negotiations over gender and power in editorial offices. 179 people attended the conference in Oslo, September 9 and 10, 2004. Financed by the The Research Council of Norway's research programme, Gender research: knowledge, boundaries, change. Organizer: KILDEN, FOKK, NIKK, in collaboration with Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science at Oslo University College.
Gender power in the Nordic countries
A Nordic conference discussing the Power and Democracy studies that have been undertaken in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The theme was "What is the state of power in the Nordic countries in 2003?" The conference was held on June 12 and 13 2003 in Oslo and had 180 participants. The organizers were KILDEN, The Power and Democracy study, NIKK, FOKK and the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Oslo.
In Berit Ås's footsteps…
Research seminar April 10 2003 on the occasion of Berit Ås's 75th birthday, attended by 118 participants. Berit Ås is former leader of The Socialist Left Party of Norway, professor of social psychology and is otherwise a well-known writer and activist. Organised by KILDEN, the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, the University of Oslo and the Women's University.
The EU's 6th outline programme on gender perspectives
A two part information meeting, February 24-25 2003, on how researchers and the research community can proceed when wishing to apply for resources from the programme. Women's studies and gender research was the theme on the 24th and the EU's Women in Science was the theme for February 25th. There were 67 participants at the meetings. It was organized by KILDEN, and the Research Council of Norway's Gender research: knowledge, boundaries, change and EU-ForskningsInfo (EU Research Info).
Seven mile boots with a side leap
The National Women's Studies and Gender Research Conference in June 2002, and the conference that saw the founding of the Association for Women's studies and Gender research in Norway (FOKK). Arranged in collaboration with the interim board of the Association for Women's Studies and Gender Research in Norway and the Eastern Norway Research Institute. Contributed to by The Research Council of Norway.
Publicising service for the Research Council of Norway's research programme Kjønn i endring (Gender is changing)
Information work in connection with the conference rounding up the programme in March 2002.
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