Politics

Female/male deputy leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Denmark 14% (1/7)86% (6/7)
Finland 60% (6/10)40% (4/10)
Iceland 50% (2/4)50% (2/4)
Norway 43% (3/7)57% (4/7)
Sweden 86% (6/7)14% (1/7)
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Female/male leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Denmark 33% (2/6)67% (4/6)
Finland 17% (1/6)83% (5/6)
Iceland 40% (2/5)60% (3/5)
Norway 50% (3/6)50% (3/6)
Sweden 22% (2/9)78% (7/9)
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Women/men in parliament, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Denmark 38%62%
Finland 43%57%
Iceland 40%60%
Norway 38%62%
Sweden 43%57%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Central agency for gender equality
LandYes/No
Denmark No *
Finland No *
Iceland No *
Norway Yes (Barne- ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet, Bufetat.no) *
Sweden No *
Faroe Islands - *
Greenland - *
Åland Islands - *

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Denmark Positive discrimination not permitted. However, higher education institutions may apply for special permission to implement measures expected to favour one gender over the other. *
Finland Positive discrimination permitted *
Iceland - *
Norway Positive discrimination permitted *
Sweden Positive discrimination permitted *
Faroe Islands - *
Greenland - *
Åland Islands - *

Gender equality measures targeting public committees, boards etc
Land
Denmark Legislation requiring even gender distribution, but no exact percentages specified. Can choose to keep a position vacant if candidates of both genders have not been nominated. *
Finland Legislated representation at least 40% women/men (in effect from 1995) *
Iceland Legislated representation at least 40% women/men (in effect from 2008) *
Norway Legislated representation at least 40% women/men (in effect from 1988) *
Sweden No specific legislation, but applies the principle of at least 40% women/men. *
Faroe Islands - *
Greenland - *
Åland Islands - *

Introduction of gender-neutral marriage
LandYes/No (year)
Denmark yes (2012) *
Finland No *
Iceland Yes (2010) *
Norway Yes (2009) *
Sweden Yes (2009) *
Faroe Islands - *
Greenland - *
Åland Islands - *

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