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‘Some bodies are obviously undesirable’

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Intersex persons often undergo surgery early in life in order for them to fit into the binary gender norm. The surgeries are standard procedure in all Nordic countries despite the fact that they cannot be justified on medical grounds. ‘The doctors think they can decide what a child’s “right” sex is, but they can’t,’ says Kitty Anderson, chair of Intersex Iceland.

‘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.

Feminist and queer solidarities beyond borders

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This project has two interrelated aims: 1) to establish a cross-national and cross-professional network of academics and activists who work on women’s and LGBT-rights in ...

Gender research journals explore contemporary trends

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The Nordic countries boast several research journals that together help push the field of gender research forward. One example is NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. The current issue of the journal looks for example at how masculinity research can help us understand Donald Trump’s success in the political arena.

Identifying future feminist issues

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Researchers and activists join forces in a new Nordic project to identify important feminist issues for the future. ‘We’re going to do a check-up on the feminist movements’, says project director Pauline Stoltz, researcher at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Intersectional Gender Equality Policy on Nordic Agenda

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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.

Many Cooks in the Gender Equality Kitchen

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Gender equality has traditionally been considered a left-wing issue. But things have changed, and today the concept is addressed across the political scale all the way out to the far right. What happens when new groups want to be part of defining gender equality? This is what the researchers, politicians and practitioners in a new Nordic network are looking closer at.

Men and Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries

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In order to achieve gender equality, men need to get involved in the efforts and masculinity norms need to be challenged. The policy area of ...

Ministers under Attack at Nordic Forum

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The Nordic gender equality ministers received both boos and applause during the panel discussion that preceded the heavily criticised closing ceremony at the Nordic Forum in Malmö, Sweden.

Nordic Council criticism of Russian legislation against homosexual propaganda

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"The Russian law banning 'homosexual propaganda' goes against the Nordic Council's core values of democracy, equality and freedom of speech. The Nordic Council will continue to protest against this at every opportunity until we see a change", says Karin Åström, Northwest Russian Observer in the Nordic Council Presidium.

Nordic initiatives made impact at conference on men and gender equality

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How can the prevailing masculinity norms be changed? This was the central issue discussed at the recent international conference on men and gender equality, ICMEO, arranged in Stockholm. The 2-day conference programme also covered topics such as methods to prevent violence in the Nordic countries.

Nordic transgender policy changing

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A new Finnish law banning discrimination of transgender persons went into effect 1 January. The country’s LGBT movement welcomes the initiative, but has no time to celebrate. New laws are meant to improve the conditions for trans persons in the Nordic region, but are they successful? NIKK asked activists in Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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.

Requesting a broader approach to gender equality in the Nordic countries

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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.

Tidskriften Lambda Nordica firar 20 år

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Tjugoårsjubilerande Lambda Nordica har länge varit ensam i sitt slag i Norden. I framtiden siktar tidskriften på att bryta den anglo-amerikanska dominansen inom forskningsfältet lhbtq.

Transgender people given a clean bill of health in Sweden and Denmark

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Sweden is following Denmark’s example and will no longer consider trans persons mentally ill. ‘This is an important change,’ says Lukas Romson, gender equality consultant and trans expert in Sweden. Other Nordic countries will continue to classify transgender people as mentally ill.

Various Routes are Taken in Nordic Equal Opportunities Policy

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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.

Vocabulary

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Do you understand what your neighbour is saying? The Nordic languages have many terms related to gender and gender equality that can be difficult to ...

Washing Line in the Colors of the Rainbow

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An art project will help bringing colors to the Nordic Pride festivals. Everyone is invited to take part by hanging out their wash in the colors of the rainbow.

What’s the most important feminist issue right now?

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What’s the most important feminist issue right now? And what needs to be done? Since Sunday is International Women’s Day, NIKK asked researchers, politicians, activists and debaters from across the Nordic region. Read their responses below.

White Masculinity in Focus

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Two giants within masculinity research, Raewyn Connell and Michael Kimmel, opened the Nordic conference on masculinity in Reykjavik last week. Both of them focused on how class, ethnicity and gender interact.

Women are leaving Greenland

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Women move away and men stay. The pattern can be noted in most rural areas in the Nordic countries. But in Greenland it is a matter of national survival. The gigantic island’s population, which amounts to only about 56 000 people, is expected to shrink over the next few decades.

Women Leave Rural Areas in Search of Gender Equality

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Old-fashioned traditions and lack of opportunities make young women leave the countryside. The pattern can be observed all across the Nordic region, but is particularly evident in the Faroe Islands. We need to turn the trend around, says Erika Hayfield, researcher from the Faroe Islands.

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