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‘Hate Speech Scares Women Away from the Public Debate’

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The sexism in everyday life and internet-based harassment is receiving attention at the Nordic level. If women are scared away from participating in the public debate, society has a democracy problem, says Kira Appel, chair of the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Gender Equality.

‘The culture we had to overcome was our own editorial office’

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Sure, we might be more gender equal than many other countries in the world, but women are still under-represented in the media. Also, men hold most leading positions in the media industry. What can we do about it? This was the topic of the Nordic Gender & Media Forum in Bergen, Norway on 7 May.

Fact sheet release: the public sphere

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NIKK’s publication of a fact sheet highlighting issues of gender inequality within the public sphere aims to utilise knowledge obtained through Nordic cooperation and shed light on actors and decision makers to achieve the goal of a gender-equal Nordic region.

Film releases: Three new films about Nordic cooperation

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Different groups face different conditions in the public space. Sexist advertising, online hate speech and the invisibility of certain categories of people in the media risk silencing many voices. Now Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) is releasing three promotional films focusing on Nordic cooperation regarding the public space.

Human Trafficking Calls for International Collaboration

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Human trafficking has taken new forms and is placing new demands on legal systems. This week, experts from the Nordic countries are meeting to learn from each other.

Iceland Joins the Nordic Gender Calendar

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Iceland has joined in on the three inter-Nordic web portals GenderKalenderN, GenderJob and GenderFund.

Lack of Legal Security for Victims of Online Violence

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Online violence against women is on the rise and the laws in the Nordic countries are not keeping up. In a new Nordic project, women are interviewed about their attempts to seek justice.

Making Change Towards Gender equality in the Media

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How can media promote gender equality? What influence can be achieved by activists? How can research contribute to the knowledge about gender equality?

New Online Hate Crime Legislation May End Up Ineffective

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How can the internet be made safer for vulnerable groups? Laws can influence norms, but the problem will not be solved by merely making it easier to take online haters to court.

New report on Online Violence Against Women

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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, in cooperation with Denmark’s Kvinderådet and KUN in Norway, have led a study regarding online violence against women and available options of support. The study has been made possible by The Nordic Gender Equality Fund, in partnership with the Icelandic Gender Equality Fund and the Icelandic Ministry of Welfare. The report aims to address the existence of different forms of violence, including harassment, threats and unconsented sharing of private data, which are facilitated by new technologies.

New report sheds light on online hate speech legislation

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A new report assessing the legal regulation of online hate speech in the Nordic countries from a gender equality perspective will be on 21 June. The question of how online hate speech can be stopped is more urgent than ever in the Nordic countries.

Nordic Countries Join Forces Against Online Hate Speech

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The Nordic countries should take the lead in the work against hate speech and sexism on the internet. This is one of the conclusions made after the expert seminar on online hate speech in Copenhagen. ‘We have a tradition of using legislation to regulate markets and should do so also in this domain,’ says Emma Holten, who served on the expert panel.

Nordic Laws Against Online Threats And Hate Speech Analysed

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Hate speech and sexism on the internet is a growing problem in the Nordic region. What legal protection can the victims expect? NIKK has launched a new project to review the applicable legislations in the Nordic countries.

Nordic meeting on gender equality in the public space

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The sexualisation of the public space, hate speech, the #MeToo campaign and the need for physical meetings in the Nordic cooperation. These were some of the topics discussed when Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) arranged a networking meeting for projects that have received funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ gender equality fund.

Online hate and violence

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How to stop the online violence is a hot topic in all Nordic countries. The epidemic of threats and sexist remarks in website comment fields ...

Politically Engaged Young People Are Scared

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What does young people’s vulnerability to online hate speech look like in the Nordic countries and what is being done about it? These questions were on the agenda of today’s seminar in Reykjavik.

Time to step up. Nordicom launches a new platform for gender equality in the media

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The media can hinder or hasten the development towards gender equality. Worldwide, only 24 percent of the news subjects are women. In Europe, only one in every ten box office films is directed by a woman and in advertisement and computer games there is an abundance of gender stereotypes. Is there a Nordic way to deal with these issues? Some media organizations in the Nordic Countries has managed better than others, why is that so? Where are the good strategies and the best practices to be found? These are some issues that will be discussed during a number of events during 2014.

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The Nordic Gender Effect at Work: Leadership and equal opportunities at work In the Nordic countries, women don’t have to make a choice between career ...

Who gets to speak their mind in the Nordic countries?

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2017 | Fact sheet about the public sphere in the Nordic countries The public sphere in the Nordic countries is still not for everyone. Sexist ...

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