All of them were looking for a way out and managed to get in contact with an emergency and information hotline for female victims of trafficking to Norway; the ROSA project (Re-establishment, Organizing safe places to stay, Security, Assistance).
“The Norwegian Employers’ Association used deliberate, cynical means to ensure that female-dominated jobs remained low paying. The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) failed the cause of equal pay by accepting this,” says Professor Inger Bjørnhaug.
- If we neglect the need to empower women, we pay for that neglect by weakening our countries economic performance.
So simple, and yet so complex, says Minister of Children, Equality and Social inclusion, Audun Lysbakken.
We remember the suffragettes, the rebellions, those who served as beacons of hope for millions who have followed. Today we stand on a solid body of law and policy, says Minister of Children, Equality and Social inclusion Audun Lysbakken in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
With a view to strengthening girls’ right to education, Norway provides NOK 500 million this year to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for its efforts to promote primary education and gender equality.
The report sets out the Ministry’s objectives and strategies for promoting gender equality, and the challenges that must be addressed. It points out areas where more efforts are needed and gives specific examples of the Government’s work for gender equality.
Almost half of all enterprises have both male and female employees. Secondary education dominates as the highest education level among employees in enterprises. In one out of three enterprises only men were employed by 1 January 2007. With 63 per cent, this share was highest within construction. 18 per cent of all enterprises had female employees exclusively. The share was highest within health and social services with 50 per cent of the enterprises.
Two issues will be on the agenda: reducing wage gaps and best practices in terms of professional equality in companies.
Speech given by state secretary Jens Ryvold, Ministry of Education and Research, at a Swiss-Norwegian dialogue meeting to discuss strategies for gender equality in science.
Gender equality has been a priority in Spain the last years. But in the research sector little has changed. At the conference Women’s Worlds in Madrid Spanish scientists were inspired by Norway.
Through interviews with 23 women and two men who all have experience with living and working abroad, it has been gathered information about the possibilities and challenges these individuals have experienced through option for an internation career. The objectives have been to provide recruitment advice aimed at a future, international, labour market, and to inspire women standing on the threshold to the great, big world to dare take the plunge.
Minister of Children and Equality, Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen, speaks about the necessity to integrate gender perspectives in the new National Plan of Action against racism and discrimination, at the FEMM-network's conference Power and Resistance. What is the impact of gender concerning relations between minorities and majorities?
The Ministry of Education and Research has established a new gender equality award worth two million Norwegian kroner. The award will go to the institution that has done the most to promote women in science.
Photo: Arild Hjelm.