Sports, Media and Stereotypes – SMS
The EU research project SMS contributed to the knowledge of representation of women and men in the sports media in Europe and aimed to promote change in the stereotypes presented of both genders in this field. The Norwegian researcher Gerd von der Lippe participated.
Youth, Gender and Pornography in the Nordic Countries
During recent years, pornography has become increasingly more visible in the media. The phenomenon is usually referred to as "pornophication of public space" and has created a fierce debate in the Nordic countries, as well as concern among parents and teachers on what effects the increasing - and not always voluntary - exposure to pornography might have on children and teenagers. The study’s primary focus is the increased spread of pornography, and what effects this might produce on young girls’ and boys’ interpretations of gender. The study aims at revealing possible connections between teenagers’ exposure to pornography and their attitudes towards gender and power.
Rebuilding Somalia through Islam and trading in Dubai. Muslim women's strategies and identities in the diaspora
As a consequence of the ongoing civil war in Somalia, there seems to be an increasing number of women travelling to the Gulf. Through trading in places like Dubai they provide for their relatives at home, and many seem to have taken the place of men as the breadwinners of the family. The suggestion for this study is to try to understand the role of Islam and of Somali culture in the lives of female traders.
Migration and trafficking, Fafo
Exploitation of migrants and human trafficking are major challenges in our globalised world. At Fafo we are studying varying aspects of trafficking, focussing on understanding how and why trafficking takes place, how victims of trafficking can be identified, which legal actions come into use towards traffickers in theory and practice, and on how victims of trafficking are met by states and NGOs.
Perceptions of gender, genes and reproduction
The aim of the project is to study women’s and men’s perceptions of reproduction, genes and parenthood and what kind of information the understandings are built on. Women and men experience the process of reproduction very differently, thus a gender sensitive approach is required to identify new ethical dilemmas.
Gender Aspects of Conflict Interventions: Policy Implications of Intended and Unintended Consequences
Among policymakers, it is commonly recognized that the ways in which a conflict intervention will affect local populations must be taken into account if an intervention is to be conducive to sustainable peaceful development. The primary aim of this project is to investigate the intended and unintended consequences of conflict interventions from a gender perspective.
Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: Ethics and the New Trends in Military Intervention
The aim of the project is to chart the ethical issues raised by new trends in military intervention and to develop an innovative set of scholarly principles and methods in order to address them. Through an international collaboration between specialists in the fields of political science, philosophy, psychology, gender and ethnic studies, and history, it will unite empirical experience from the field with philosophical reflection on the reach and limitations of human rights and international law.
Land, Water and Poverty in Southern Africa: Breaking with the Past
The project has chosen two areas in Northern Cape Province, South Africa for the research: The project will research farm owners and farm workers in these two areas. The project will emphasize a gendered research strategy, which includes an emphasis upon security of land tenure for women associated with the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people in extreme poverty.
Trangressing economic boundaries: Gender, commodification and social change in Zanzibar
This project deals with economic engagement, commodification of household related activities and processes of social change. The motivation is to examine systems of redistribution and negotiation within households in societies where the dominant gender ideology places men as providers, and women as maintained.
Family, work and welfare: Economic perspectives
This project aims to study the effect of welfare society policies that are meant to redistribute toward families with dependent children or that have an impact on the paid work choice. The interest is in the optimal design of such policies, from the viewpoints of economic efficiency, distributive considerations and gender equality.
Gender perspectives on political participation and leadership
This project deals with political participation and leadership worldwide from a gender perspective with the aim of gaining insight in factors promoting and restraining the access of women to formal political institutions and thus contributing to an improved knowledge base for national and international action.
Gender, democracy, freedom
In light of the recent developments in Europe and the Unites States in regard to assaults on human life, due to terrorism, war, global capitalism and human migration, there is a need to rethink the place of the gendered human body, freedom and democracy. Which forms of freedom are operationalized in these cultures and societies today. Working from different vantage points, all of the scholars involved with this project will approach these questions as they pertain to their particular disciplines, be it philosophy, literary studies, media studies, social sciences or gender studies.
Cultural capital and gender. Elites in Norway and France
How do power, gender and cultural capital influence how leaders are perceived? This is the main question in a research project comparing leaders in politics and state bureaucracy in Norway and France.
Transnational marriages and trafficking
The project, financed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion, looks at marriages between Norwegian men and women from Thailand and Russia. The focus is on how some women from developing and transitional countries come to be more vulnerable to various forms for exploitation in marriage, and which policies can reduce these vulnerabilities.
PROGEMI - Prostitution, Gender and Migration
Prostitution, Gender and Migration is a multidisciplinary research project built around two main research interests: Transnational prostitution as a form of female migration, and prostitution as a field where important political and academic conflicts around gender and sexuality are played out.
Leaving the past behind: Assisted and solitary strategies for coping after trafficking
Well-designed reintegration and assistance programmes may assist women who have been trafficked with the challenging task of re-establishing themselves and their lives after trafficking. In this project, Fafo, in cooperation with Nexus Institute in Vienna, examine circumstances that lead to victims accepting or declining assistance, through fieldwork in Serbia, Albania and Moldova.
Women crossing borders: Russian female immigration to North Norway
An increasing number of Russian women have moved from Northwest Russia to Northern Norway. The local reactions to this immigration have varied from embracement to avoidance. This project seeks to understand how various dimensions of the phenomenon challenges conceptions of masculinities and femininities, marriage, citizenship and nationality.