Historic debate moved Argentina closer to the legalisation of abortion
On 8 August, a proposal to legalise elective abortion was debated and rejected in Argentina’s highest legislative body. Despite the decision, Argentina has shown itself as a democracy with room for female voices, according to researcher Camila Gianella.
Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide launches new humanitarian strategy
"The Government will give special priority to protecting children and young people, combating sexual and gender-based violence, and protecting civilians against mines and other explosives," said Eriksen Søreide.
New study on the impact of child care for toddlers on the labor supply of mothers and fathers
This study indicate that child care for toddlers has caused an increase in the labor supply of mothers, lending some support to the argument that parts of the cost of child care is offset by increased taxes.
Norway bans child marriages
Amendments to the Marriage Act to prevent minors to enter marriage came into force July 1st 2018. The former access for persons between 16 and 18 to apply to the County Governor for permission to marry is repealed.