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Swedish presidency to focus on male involvement
2018-01-09 | This year, Sweden takes over the presidency of the Nordic gender equality cooperation. The agenda includes an international conference on how men can be involved in the work against violence. ‘It is important that we in the Nordic countries take a close look at ourselves. In light of the MeToo campaign, a lot of work remains, for example when it comes to attitudes to women,’ says Åsa Régner, Swedish gender equality minister.
New Swedish gender equality agency opening next year
2017-08-14 | A new Swedish gender equality agency will open on 1 January 2018. The initiative is expected to lead to more efficient management, coordination and evaluation of national gender equality policy.
‘One problem is the salaries’
2017-03-14 | Nordic representatives will contribute to the international debate on gender equality in the workplace and the labour market at CSW61, the theme of which is Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. But how effective are the Nordic solutions? Nordic Information on Gender talked to Lynn Roseberry, one of the experts involved in the event.
Different paths to gender equality in Nordic academia
2016-11-01 | The higher the level in the academic hierarchy, the fewer the women. Several campaigns to increase the gender equality in academia are now underway in the Nordic countries.
Wage discrimination on the agenda in Nordic gender equality policy
2016-09-13 | Which gender equality issues top the Nordic agenda? Several Nordic countries are updating their guidelines for national gender equality policy. Breaking the gender segregation in the labour market and eliminating the gender wage gap are two prioritised issues in Iceland and Norway.
Finnish Gender Equality Programme Faces Critique
2016-05-18 | The Finnish government’s new gender equality programme is being criticised by the country’s gender equality experts. The programme, which points out the goals for the next four years, is described as a disappointment. ‘The most important issues are not included,’ says gender researcher Hanna Ylöstalo from The Finnish Youth Research Society.
Suggestion: Nordic men’s Week
2016-02-17 | A Nordic men’s week to bring attention to men’s health and overall situation, and a project acknowledging different types of families. A new report gives suggestions on how the Nordic Council of Ministers can address social and health issues with a gender equality perspective.
Intersectional Gender Equality Policy on Nordic Agenda
2015-10-12 | Nordic gender equality policy is facing new challenges. What will happen when, or if, the intersectionality perspective takes over? Nordic researchers met in Örebro to discuss the answer.
How to Increase the Involvement in Gender Equality Work
2015-05-28 | Getting people interested in gender equality issues isn’t always easy. How can municipalities and county councils increase the involvement in gender mainstreaming work? This was discussed at a Nordic conference in Oslo.
Network to Develop Nordic Mentor Programmes
2015-05-25 | ‘We keep getting new ideas. I have worked with mentoring for a long time but will still leave the meeting with some great new input,’ said senior adviser Goro Ree-Lindstad from the Norwegian Centre for Equality at a network meeting in Copenhagen on 11 May.
Sweden Expands Gender Mainstreaming Programme
2015-03-09 | An expanded Swedish government programme will support the gender mainstreaming work in government agencies. Gender mainstreaming is on the agenda in all Nordic countries, but the conditions differ.
Nordic Experiences to Inspire Danish Municipalities
2015-02-19 | A new report requests more and better gender equality statistics – statistics that can be used to strengthen the Danish municipalities’ gender mainstreaming efforts. The report points to Norwegian and Swedish experiences with user-friendly targeted statistics.
Nordic Network Strengthening Gender Equality in Municipalities
2014-12-10 | When municipalities in the Nordic countries get together and share experiences about how they work with gender equality, it is to the benefit of the citizens they serve. Municipal representatives have formed a Nordic network that meets regularly. The network receives support from the Nordic Funding Scheme for Gender Equality, which Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) is administering.
Women’s Occupations Valued Lower than Men’s
2014-12-05 | ‘There’s a conflict in the trade unions about how different occupations are valued and what’s good for the economy,’ said Tapio Bergholm, senior researcher at the Finnish trade union FFC/SAK, at a Nordic conference on equal pay for women and men.
New minister: the Nordic region is a central actor in the international arena
2014-11-27 | The Nordic countries have extensive experience with gender equality work and therefore play a central role internationally, says Sweden’s new gender equality minister Åsa Regnér. ‘If we in the Nordic region don’t push the important issues related to sexual and reproductive health, nobody else will. It’s that simple.’
Conference on Best Practice in Gender Mainstreaming
2014-09-25 | On October 24th, the Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs will hold a conference on gender mainstreaming of the core services at the municipal level in the Nordic countries.
The Nordic Women’s Movement Mustering up Strength
2014-06-11 | Motivational speeches, seminars, concerts and feminist theatre. Conference-goers at the Nordic Forum in Malmö have a lot to look forward to. This Thursday, members of the Nordic women’s movement will gather for the largest conference in 20 years.
Sharing the Keys to Sustainable Gender Equality
2014-05-28 | National gender equality objectives cannot be achieved without active contributions by municipalities and county councils, but how do they succeed? As part of a cross-Nordic project, local representatives meet to share successful experiences.
Conference and Seminar on Gender Equality: Who Does What? Gender Segregation in the Labour Market and Division of Labour in the Home
2014-04-28 | How does gender segregation of the labour market and division of labour in the home effect gender equality? Why are there so few men in the fields of care and education? Why do men not take longer paternity leave? Do men participate at home or do women work part-time in order to make things work at home? Who is responsible for gender equality in the labour market and in the home? Does the labour market in rural areas take the needs of both men and women into consideration? These are among the questions discussed in The Nordic House in Torshavn on May 27th.
Gender Equality in the Nordic Mining Industry
2014-03-25 | The mining industry has long been characterised by macho masculinity and a rough-and-tough jargon. However, change is underway. Thirty-five years ago, only men were allowed to work underground. Today, the mining companies are actively recruiting women.
Requesting a broader approach to gender equality in the Nordic countries
2014-03-19 | The Nordic gender equality cooperation should not be limited to gender, but should also consider aspects such as ethnicity and sexual orientation. This is a recurring view in the questionnaire responses recently submitted to NIKK by 89 organisations and 389 individuals from all Nordic countries.
Gender research ensures the quality of European institute
2014-03-17 | The European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE, has great interest in strengthening relations with the scientific community. Therefore gathered EIGE in February 40 participants from institutions involved in research and research dissemination across Europe. NIKK was one of the participants.
Nordic Gender Equality Policy Has Been Europeanised
2013-09-25 | Gender equality policy in the Nordic countries has been influenced by the EU and become more focused on anti-discrimination and strengthening of human rights. This is the view of Johanna Kantola, researcher, who recently spoke at a conference at Stockholm University.
Various Routes are Taken in Nordic Equal Opportunities Policy
2013-08-06 | The Nordic countries are often thought of as an ideal when it comes to gender equality and they are highly ranked in international comparisons. However, this does not reflect the whole truth about equality in the Nordic countries.