Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

The Viking women who disappeared
The Viking women who disappeared
Women played an important part in Viking Age society, and their role far exceeded that of mother and the “housewife". Why, then, are they barely mentioned in the history books?
Male-dominated boards
The proportion of male board representatives of limited companies has not changed in recent years. Eight out of ten board representatives in private limited companies are men, while the corresponding figure in public limited companies is six out of ten.
More women than men in web-based courses
In total, there were 16 400 participants in web-based schools in 2014, and 62 per cent of them were women. Most female participants attended business and administration subjects and most female participants were in the age group 20-39 years.
The Child Welfare Service prefers mum to dad
The Child Welfare Service prefers mum to dad
If mummy is an addict or suffers from psychological dysfunctions, the Norwegian Child Welfare Service takes extensive measures. If daddy has similar problems, he is asked to leave his family.