Tag: Gender equality

  • The representation of women on the boards of top EU companies exceeds 32%, and Finland is high in leadership diversity

    The representation of women on the boards of top EU companies exceeds 32%, and Finland is high in leadership diversity

    Finland is among the top countries in the EU with the representation of women in boards and management groups, along with the other Nordic countries. The report shows that Iceland, Norway and France are the most successful countries in terms of women’s representation in boards and management teams, while Sweden and Finland are the next […]

  • Almost half of the board positions in Finnish listed companies are filled by women, but additional measures are needed

    Almost half of the board positions in Finnish listed companies are filled by women, but additional measures are needed

    For several years, the Central Chamber of Commerce has monitored the number of women on the boards of listed companies based on the composition of the boards appointed at the general meetings. When looking at the statistics of 2022 and all listed companies, almost half of the companies already meet the gender equality goal. Of […]

  • Gender equality "300 years away": Chief of the UN

    Gender equality "300 years away": Chief of the UN

    He also recalled cases where women’s rights were taken away and said that in Afghanistan, women have been erased from public life. He also stated that in many other places women’s sexual and reproductive rights were revoked. “In some countries, girls going to school are at risk of abduction and abuse. In others, the police […]

  • The gender pay gap among entrepreneurs in Finland continues, and female entrepreneurs earn 85 percent of male entrepreneurs.

    The gender pay gap among entrepreneurs in Finland continues, and female entrepreneurs earn 85 percent of male entrepreneurs.

    Data collected over the last five years from 2018 to 2023 showed certain positions where female entrepreneurs earn more than male entrepreneurs. Women in creative fields such as writers, musicians and directors have successfully priced their work higher than men. These findings show that female entrepreneurs work in different fields, unlike their male counterparts who […]

  • Museum makes colonialist U-turn

    Museum makes colonialist U-turn

    Visitors were outraged when Norway’s National Museum removed a popular painting by Christian Krohg from the exhibition The director of Norway’s National Museum on Monday backed away from a controversial decision to remove painter Christian Krohg’s beloved 1893 artwork “Leif Erikson Discovers America,” insisting the Norwegian artist “had not been interrupted.” “We thought there were […]

  • The museum makes a U-turn on colonialist painting

    The museum makes a U-turn on colonialist painting

    Visitors were outraged when Norway’s National Museum removed a popular painting by Christian Krohg from the exhibition The director of Norway’s National Museum on Monday backed away from a controversial decision to remove painter Christian Krohg’s beloved 1893 artwork “Leif Erikson Discovers America,” insisting the Norwegian artist “had not been interrupted.” “We thought there were […]

  • Finland’s campaign to ban female genital mutilation stops due to gender equality fears

    Finland’s campaign to ban female genital mutilation stops due to gender equality fears

    MPs have voted in favor of clarifying the ban on female genital mutilation in Finnish law, but the working group of the Ministry of Justice has proposed to keep the law as it is.

  • The COVID-19 crisis deepened the gender gap at work and at home

    The COVID-19 crisis deepened the gender gap at work and at home

    In the labor market, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to affect men and women equally, but women’s job losses were most common among low-wage workers. While women kept their jobs in some sectors where they are highly concentrated, such as essential services and telecommuting jobs, other sectors where women are overrepresented, such as […]

  • Iran ranks near the bottom of the Gender-Gap Index

    Iran ranks near the bottom of the Gender-Gap Index

    Iran ranks among the bottom five in the global gender gap index for 2022, dragged down by the lack of opportunities for women in the conservative, male-dominated society. The World Economic Forum (WEF) released one Report on 13 July, which measures women’s economic participation, level of education, health and political survival. Taliban-led Afghanistan is the […]

  • Right now: The Norwegian Prime Minister is holding a press conference

    Right now: The Norwegian Prime Minister is holding a press conference

    Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is holding a press conference in connection with the suspected terrorist attack that took place in Oslo early on Saturday morning. Participating are Minister of Justice and Emergency Preparedness Emilie Enger Mehl and Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen. The echo transmits immediately.

  • Globalization, sustainability and war in Ukraine – How does the science of sustainable development explain past and future developments?

    Globalization, sustainability and war in Ukraine – How does the science of sustainable development explain past and future developments?

    In order to bring the views of the science of sustainable development into discussion, HELSUS organizes a panel discussion with sustainable development experts in Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki) June 3 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The panel will take part in the sounds of sustainable science to understand the history of events, global […]

  • Ekot’s Saturday interview

    Ekot’s Saturday interview

    Unlike the Left Party, the Green Party does not want the issue of Swedish NATO membership to be decided in a referendum. Märta Stenevi wants the issue to be debated in the election campaign and decided after the parliamentary elections in September. The current process, where the Social Democrats can make a decisive decision in […]

  • The government apologizes for previous treatment of homosexuals by the Norwegian authorities

    On 21 April 2022, it is 50 years since the Storting repealed section 213 of the Penal Code, which had criminalized sexual relations between men. Between 1902 and 1950, 119 men were convicted of having sexual intercourse with another man. “About 119 people were criminalized and punished for the one they loved. These men endured […]

  • It’s time for Canada Infrastructure Bank to take back its public purpose

    It’s time for Canada Infrastructure Bank to take back its public purpose

    The Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB), a federal state financial institution, opened its doors five years ago with great promise, promising to invest $ 35 billion in investments for “the next generation of infrastructure that Canadians need.” But instead of investing public money in public services, CIB has instead privatized our water, transportation and electricity. For […]

  • Bill: Non-biological LGBT fathers should have the same rights as other parents

    Bill: Non-biological LGBT fathers should have the same rights as other parents

    The government wants to give non-biological parents the same rights as other parents. To do this, they set up a working group to come up with proposals. The main recipient will be gay men who, after having a child with whom they are not a biological parent, will have to wait two and a half […]

  • Denmark is one of the world’s best countries for starting a family

    Denmark is one of the world’s best countries for starting a family

    Denmark is one of the best countries in the world to start a family, according to one location prepared by William Russell, who took into account safety, affordability for childcare, happiness, health, education and parental leave. However, it lags behind its Nordic cousins ​​Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway, which took the top four places in […]

  • Nordic envoys meet Premier who marks 50 years of relationship

    Nordic envoys meet Premier who marks 50 years of relationship

    DHAKA, Bangladesh – The ambassadors of Norway, Denmark and Sweden met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nordic countries’ relations with Bangladesh. The meeting, which took place in Ganabhaban, focused on the countries’ common history and friendship and their future partnerships. Envoys Espen Rikter-Svendsen from Norway, Winnie […]

  • Quarrel between old besties and a white lie in the Riksdag

    Quarrel between old besties and a white lie in the Riksdag

    Since the Green Party broke up with the government and the Social Democrats themselves control the government, they have presented several proposals that the Green Party is very angry about, demands for ID checks at the Swedish border and an extra thousand kroner for car owner refugees and the climate, two of MPs’ parade issues. […]

  • VMA in Fagersta, Västmanland County

    VMA in Fagersta, Västmanland County

    Participants: Per Anders RudlingAssociate Professor of History at Lund University, Yuri DrapchukUkrainian musician, Agata Szymanska, administrator of the program for gender equality, Folke Bernadotte Academy Khrystyna Brodych, Kievbo, as well as several fleeing Ukrainians and Polish volunteers. Host: Robin [email protected] Reporter: Firas [email protected] Technician: Stina Fagerberg Producer: David [email protected]

  • Europe’s recovery and sustainability are at the top of the agenda at a high-level international conference in Dublin

    Europe’s recovery and sustainability are at the top of the agenda at a high-level international conference in Dublin

    LIVE speech by Taoiseach Michael Martin and a Q&A session Nicolas SchmitThe EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Rights will open the afternoon for discussions on the transition to a green economy and the future of social protection. Ivailo KalfinExecutive Director of Eurofound, opens Eurofound 7 Foundation Forum, which is held every four years. Forum […]

  • A quarter of women in Denmark have experienced domestic violence

    A quarter of women in Denmark have experienced domestic violence

    ONE great analysis from the World Health Organization of 639 global surveys of domestic violence against women and girls, covering 161 countries, reveal that 23 percent of women in Denmark aged 15-49 have been exposed to either physical or sexual violence by their partner or both by at least one apartment. Worldwide, the figure is […]

  • EVA: The proportion of women in management positions is the highest ever in Finland

    EVA: The proportion of women in management positions is the highest ever in Finland

    Emilia KullasThe head of the EVA pointed out that the minimum requirement for gender representation in the Equality Act is 40%. A gender representation of 40-60% can be interpreted as an indication that gender equality is also achieved in terms of promotion. Finland still lags behind Latvia (46.2%), Sweden (43.1%), Bulgaria (42.4%), the United States […]

  • Acceleration, smoking, scooter riding: New laws to keep an eye on

    Acceleration, smoking, scooter riding: New laws to keep an eye on

    On 1 January, a number of new laws came into force in Denmark. Get an overview of the changes below: Gender-based attacks classified as hate crimes An amendment to the Penal Code has been passed in the Folketing, which allows attacks motivated by “gender identity, gender characteristics and gender expression” to be punished as hate […]

  • 9 Swedish multinational companies such as H&M, AstraZeneca double paid paternity leave in Singapore

    9 Swedish multinational companies such as H&M, AstraZeneca double paid paternity leave in Singapore

    SINGAPORE: Nine Swedish multinational companies will double paid paternity leave to four weeks for employees in Singapore. This will take effect from next year, according to a joint pledge announced on Thursday (December 9) by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore (SwedCham). The nine companies are ABB, AstraZeneca, Atlas Copco, Bolon x The Andrews Group, […]

  • Genocide: Name, count, stop!

    Genocide: Name, count, stop!

    According to official data collected by EIGE, 444 women in 10 EU Member States killed their close partners in 2020.EIGE has released a package to help EU countries gather solid data to prevent such killings. We need a consensus on what counts as feminicide The EIGE package includes a rating system and guidelines for identifying […]

  • Election collection: Record number of women appointed mayor

    Election collection: Record number of women appointed mayor

    Change from the inside Buch pointed to Christina Krzyrosiak Hansen (Holbæk) and Sofia Osmani (Lyngby-Taarbæk), who secured great victories in their races, as inspiration for women with an ambition to become mayor. However, he also claimed that the parties themselves have to act – especially when nominating leading candidates. “It’s about becoming the leading candidate […]

  • Working Group: Employees should have the right to know the salaries of colleagues if they suspect discrimination

    Working Group: Employees should have the right to know the salaries of colleagues if they suspect discrimination

    A working group to close the gender pay gap in Finland has proposed changes to the law so that employees who suspect discrimination can find out how much their colleagues receive. They should keep the information confidential upon receipt. Employee representatives would also have access to pay data as proposed, which would require employers to […]

  • Iltalehti: The union demands wage transparency to close the gender pay gap in Finland

    Iltalehti: The union demands wage transparency to close the gender pay gap in Finland

    The public union in the public and welfare sector, JHL, has called for the introduction of wage transparency in the Finnish labor market as a means of reducing the gender pay gap. report (in Finnish) afternoon newspaper Iltalehti. The union recently published a study showing that the pay gap between men and women could be […]

  • Local elections 2021: The Romanians come

    Local elections 2021: The Romanians come

    The map above shows the geographical spread of Romanian candidates running in 2021. The majority of the 17 represent municipalities in Jutland, with only one on Funen and three on Zealand. But despite the distance between them, there are remarkable parallels between their policies – the result of a common understanding of the unique integration […]

  • Children who are 12 years old must be allowed to change their gender in a bill for an EU country

    Children who are 12 years old must be allowed to change their gender in a bill for an EU country

    The Swedish government has proposed allowing children as young as 12 years of age to change their legal gender without a medical examination or approval. A bill states that only the guardian’s consent will be required. The bill, which was published for consultation by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Tuesday, reportedly contains two laws […]

  • Swedes can be allowed to change gender from the age of 12

    Swedes can be allowed to change gender from the age of 12

    The Swedish government has proposed allowing children as young as 12 years of age to change their legal gender without a medical examination or approval. A bill states that only the guardian’s consent will be required. The bill, which was published for consultation by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Tuesday, reportedly contains two laws […]

  • Digital nomads are looking away: Copenhagen is not your dream city, confirms study

    Digital nomads are looking away: Copenhagen is not your dream city, confirms study

    Copenhagen is in a bad position The Cities Best Facilitating Remote Work: A Global Index, a new study by WorkMotion, the global HR platform, which assesses the suitability of 80 global cities for teleworkers. The survey ranked 80 global cities by their accessibility and attractiveness to digital nomads based on a number of factors, with […]

  • Women in Iceland receive a 13% lower pension

    Women in Iceland receive a 13% lower pension

    According to a new international report, the gender inequality in Iceland is 13.2%. That is, men receive pensions from women over 65 years of age more. The conclusions are presented in a new report by Mercer financial firms, the CFA Institute and Monash University in Australia, and is largely based on data from the OECD. […]

  • The government delivers new parental leave law

    The government delivers new parental leave law

    Developed by EU directive The new law is due to enter into force in August 2022. “The government has a clear desire for more fathers to take paternity leave and for the leave rules to be as flexible as possible.” said Acting Gender Equality Minister Mattias Tesfaye. “When both parents can be with the children […]

  • Parties neglect female front-runners

    Parties neglect female front-runners

    But she also stands out by being one of the few female mayors. Only in 14 of the 98 municipalities was it a woman who after the local elections in 2017 could sit in the mayor’s chair. The imbalance will remain largely unchanged after the local elections on 16 November, according to a forecast from […]

  • Degn wrote history with many years in the Folketing

    Degn wrote history with many years in the Folketing

    – I am very happy to have lived a modern woman’s life with a career and a rich family life, where I both had to be political on the marks and at the same time be there for my children, Helle Degn said in 2016 to Ritzau. When she entered the Folketing, she already had […]

  • Radicals change course: Want women’s quotas in business

    Radicals change course: Want women’s quotas in business

    Gender equality is far too slow in business, and therefore quotas must be introduced for the number of women on boards. This is how it sounds from the Radicals, who have changed their position in the area. It writes Berlingske. – We can not wait for gender equality, and therefore we have to act politically, […]

  • Here is Norway’s new government

    Here is Norway’s new government

    After being appointed by the King in a cabinet session at 10.00 today, Jonas Gahr Støre’s government met for its first cabinet session at the Palace at 12.00. Here, the division of responsibilities between the members of the Government was decided. The new government is a coalition between the Labor Party (Lab.) And the Center […]

  • Children have to wait with legal gender reassignment

    Children have to wait with legal gender reassignment

    The bill that was supposed to pave the way for the possibility is not among those planned for the coming parliamentary year. – In light of the Danish Council of Ethics’ deliberations to the Parliament’s Gender Equality Committee on this issue in particular, the Government has found it necessary to consider further, reads a written […]

  • Minister announces proposal for legal gender reassignment

    Minister announces proposal for legal gender reassignment

    It will be presented at the next parliamentary session. The bill that was to pave the way for the possibility was otherwise not among those planned for the coming parliamentary year. In a written response from the Ministry of the Interior to Jyllands-Posten, it was stated that it was necessary for the government to think […]

  • Supporting parties suspect the government of U-turn on gender reassignment

    Supporting parties suspect the government of U-turn on gender reassignment

    The government came up with a proposal more than a year ago, which was that children should be allowed to change gender in the CPR register from boy to girl or vice versa. Regardless of age. Today you have to be 18 years old to get a legal gender reassignment. The Radicals’ equality rapporteur, Samira […]

  • The government is hesitant with previous proposals for gender reassignment

    The reason for the government’s hesitation is a note from the Danish Council of Ethics, where there has been no agreement among the 17 members on where the minimum age should be set. Admittedly, a large majority in the Council of Ethics wants to lower the minimum age. But unlike the government, most councilors will […]

  • THL: The pandemic disproportionately affects women

    THL: The pandemic disproportionately affects women

    The Covid crisis has particularly affected young women and part-time workers, according to a report by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). "Care for children and the elderly has accumulated on the shoulders of women during the coronavirus crisis, domestic violence has also increased, while unemployment has primarily affected younger women. It is […]

  • Hummelgaard takes parental leave – Tesfaye replaces

    Minister of Employment Peter Hummelgaard (S) goes on parental leave. It writes the Prime Minister’s Office in a press release. Hummelgaard takes parental leave from October 9 to December 10. While he is away, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration Mattias Tesfaye (S) will act as acting Minister for Employment. Tesfaye will also take […]

  • Thorning: It is an illusion that we have gender equality in Denmark

    Thorning: It is an illusion that we have gender equality in Denmark

    Denmark has in many respects come a long way with gender equality, but it also means that we have forgotten the many areas where it is still lagging. This is how it sounds from former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (S), who on Monday publishes the book “The blonde’s considerations”, which is about gender, equality and […]

  • Finnish police accused of sexist behavior during the deportation of Iraq

    Finnish police accused of sexist behavior during the deportation of Iraq

    The captain of the Finnish army, who acts as the chief of staff, is suspected of service crimes and disclosure of confidential information. According to the prosecutor, the captain repeatedly used sexist and offensive language against the women serving with him. The crimes are suspected to have occurred during and before 2019 as part of […]

  • Hennar rödd – a conference on the health of women of foreign origin

    Hennar rödd – a conference on the health of women of foreign origin

    This year, Hennar rödd (Her Voice) is organizing a conference on the health of women of foreign origin in Iceland. The topic is not widely discussed in society, but in the days of COVID-19, it has become evident that further discussion and research is needed on this issue. The conference will focus on the experiences […]

  • Minister for Gender Equality: No easy solutions for equal pay

    Minister for Gender Equality: No easy solutions for equal pay

    The consultation has been convened by the Unity List’s gender equality spokesperson, Pernille Skipper. And the Minister admitted with the hope that more should happen. – More action is needed. And I understand very well that unequal pay takes up a lot of space for many. – We in the government will continue to fight […]

  • Gitte Seeberg resigns from Djøf’s gender equality committee

    Gitte Seeberg resigns from Djøf’s gender equality committee

    The trade union Djøf must have a new chairman for its gender equality committee, after Gitte Seeberg has resigned from the post. It writes Weekendavisen, and it is confirmed by Djøf. She does this after Weekendavisen approached her with a story about an employment process from 2009. At the time, Gitte Seeberg was general secretary […]

  • FACTS: Mink Commission has the calendar full for December

    FACTS: Mink Commission has the calendar full for December

    Here you can see when different ministers and top officials will testify: * October 7: Former academic director of the Statens Serum Institut Kåre Mølbak. * October 8: Director of the National Board of Health Søren Brostrøm. * 11 November: Former Minister for Food, Fisheries, Gender Equality and Nordic Cooperation Mogens Jensen (S). * November […]

  • Employment in Denmark reaches record highs ever

    Employment in Denmark reaches record highs ever

    A record 2.85 million people are employed in Denmark according to Statistics Denmark. The latest figures for July confirmed a net increase of 7,000 jobs – the sixth month in a row that the employment rate has risen. The net increase on pre-corona rates is 51,000 jobs. “These are incredibly positive rates we are seeing […]

  • The government is proposing a family leave reform to parliament

    The government is proposing a family leave reform to parliament

    The Government has submitted to Parliament a proposal to reform the Finnish family holiday model, which would increase income-related family leave from less than 13 months to about 14 months. The aim of the reform is "to increase the well-being of children and families and to strengthen gender equality and non-discrimination in employment and in […]

  • Dad needs more on the field in new maternity agreement

    Dad needs more on the field in new maternity agreement

    It is planned to revalue the maternity system so that both fathers and mothers will in future receive 11 weeks of earmarked leave each. – We have for decades been able to see that the unequal distribution of maternity and parental leave, where the mother takes most of the time, has been one of the […]

  • The OSCE Forum highlights the financial empowerment of women

    PRAGUE, 9 September (Xinhua) – Promoting women’s economic empowerment and their access to education, social protection and the labor market, especially during the post-pandemic period, is crucial to achieving stability and sustainable development in all participating States in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said the participants in the opening of the […]

  • This week’s editorial staff: Soldiers out, nurses back

    This week’s editorial staff: Soldiers out, nurses back

    Until last week, 10 percent of nurses were on strike for more than ten weeks hoping to get a better deal than their dealers came up with. Bizarrely structured However, the conflicts have had a bizarre structure. The acclaimed Danish labor dispute model recommends that employees and employers fight against it without interference from the […]

  • EL will spend five billion a year to ensure equal pay

    EL will spend five billion a year to ensure equal pay

    – We will table an amendment to the government’s legislative intervention, which obliges it to convene negotiations and find money to solve the equal pay problem, says political spokesman Mai Villadsen (EL). – In the Unity List, we have proposed that you have to find five billion kroner annually to cover the wage gap that […]

  • The government will investigate bans on conversion therapy

    The government will investigate bans on conversion therapy

    It shows a new study prepared by Als Research. And against that background, the government wants to investigate the possibility of banning conversion therapy for young people under 16 years of age. It writes the Ministry of Employment in a press release. – No one should be converted from their sexuality or gender identity, and […]

  • EU removes stumbling block to negotiations on earmarked maternity leave

    EU removes stumbling block to negotiations on earmarked maternity leave

    – In the light of the Commission’s reply, the Ministry of Employment’s assessment is that there is a considerable amount of national leeway as long as the minimum rights of the directives are guaranteed. – It is thus also the Ministry of Employment’s assessment that the leave directive does not preclude a scheme which, overall, […]

  • Copenhagen 2021 Performance Review: Hot night at the Folketeatret a reminder that if Hollywood made porn, it would never end well

    Copenhagen 2021 Performance Review: Hot night at the Folketeatret a reminder that if Hollywood made porn, it would never end well

    Neil LaBute’s ‘The Money Shot’, which plays for two more days / three more performances at the Folketeatret, is reminiscent of the brilliant first series of the David Duchovny show ‘Californification’, where a new arrival in Los Angeles lights fireworks everywhere he goes . Only this time the interloper in ‘Valley of the Half Dogs’ […]

  • The showdown over the new maternity model will start again soon

    The showdown over the new maternity model will start again soon

    – The skewed distribution of maternity leave is one of the biggest problems for gender equality in Denmark at all, says Pernille Skipper, gender equality spokesperson in the Unity List. Changing governments in Denmark have for several years fought against introducing earmarked maternity leave for men, because it must be up to the individual family […]

  • Topless “chest activists” were separated from the Tampere public sauna

    Topless “chest activists” were separated from the Tampere public sauna

    Activists seeking to normalize the nipples were asked to leave the public sauna on Friday for refusing to cover their breasts, but they have vowed to continue the fight to change the rules and norms of female infertility. Nudity in the sauna is very common and generally accepted in Finnish society, but some public saunas […]

  • Turku came "world contraceptive capital" with a new € 250 million pharmaceutical plant

    Turku came "world contraceptive capital" with a new € 250 million pharmaceutical plant

    German pharmaceutical giant Bayer plans to build a major new plant in Turku. It is also upgrading its current 30-year-old production facility in southwestern Finland. According to the company, the EUR 250 million investment will strengthen Bayer’s footprint in Finland and Turku’s position "world contraceptive capital". “One of our goals is to provide 100 million […]

  • Black Lives Matter: how the British movement fought to be heard in the 2010s

    Black Lives Matter: how the British movement fought to be heard in the 2010s

    Since the widespread international protests against the assassination of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement in Britain has received considerable attention and support. Protests in Nottingham in June 2020 estimated that 3,000 people stood in socially distant solidarity, according to what I heard from the organizers. Other protests across the UK, including in Birmingham, […]

  • Mishras Mishmash: Scandinavia’s image as the best place to be women gets a blow

    Mishras Mishmash: Scandinavia’s image as the best place to be women gets a blow

    Recently, six women were killed in just five weeks in Sweden, damaging the age-old image of Scandinavia as the safest place for women in the world and a paradise for feminism and gender equality. This news spread far and wide. Rape rates soaring Women are not just murdered in Sweden. Rape and attempted rape, especially […]

  • A nation in harmony: obedience in the green light and smartphone obedience

    A nation in harmony: obedience in the green light and smartphone obedience

    The first thing that newcomers to Copenhagen notice is how expensive groceries are in most high-end supermarkets. The other thing they notice is how many Danes do not look like. An orange for a dollar? A bite of chocolate for a pound? “Fill up my cart!” says our hosts as we suppress our curiosity to […]

  • Research: Finns are proud of nature and landscapes

    Research: Finns are proud of nature and landscapes

    The most important points of national pride for Finns when discussing the nation with foreigners are related to nature and landscapes, according to the results of a study conducted by the Municipal Development Foundation. About 74 percent of the respondents chose Finnish nature as the number one source of national pride. The next most important […]

  • According to the study, nature is the greatest source of national pride for Finns

    According to the study, nature is the greatest source of national pride for Finns

    The study revealed significant differences in the perceptions of men and women. Women enjoy the nature of the country, public services and gender equality. Instead, male respondents were proud of Finland’s history and traditions and the country’s success in sports. According to the study, Finland’s international, multicultural environment, strong economy and nationalism produced the least […]

  • Gender equality is as big a thing as ever

    Gender equality is as big a thing as ever

    It is true that we have come a long way. Finland is often among the leading countries in terms of gender equality, and it has attracted worldwide attention thanks to the leading government of all women. As Minister for Gender Equality, I sometimes ask questions about the need for further efforts, such as why gender […]

  • After the clothing incident – the private school starts a gender equality group

    After the clothing incident – the private school starts a gender equality group

    After staff at Raoul Wallenbergskolan in Skövde urged 15-year-old Donya Karimi to dress more comprehensively, a gender equality group has been started at the school. The group consists of Donya and some other students and will pay attention to various societal issues that you need to talk more about at school. “I feel that it […]

  • SF: Earmarked maternity leave will promote gender equality

    SF: Earmarked maternity leave will promote gender equality

    The current maternity system is facing changes, as the EU directive requires nine weeks of earmarked maternity leave for both parents by August 2022. In Denmark, fathers are entitled to two weeks ‘maternity leave, while mothers are entitled to 14 weeks’ earmarked maternity leave. SF’s gender equality spokesperson, Astrid Carøe, wants to reorganize the maternity […]

  • Ice hockey is worst in gender equality sports during the pandemic

    Ice hockey is worst in gender equality sports during the pandemic

    The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has had 76 men’s teams that were allowed to continue competing during the pandemic, but only ten women’s teams, which makes them the association with the greatest discrepancy in terms of equal conditions to compete. “It has to do with our history where we did not have the broad girls’ […]

  • Large differences in equality between Sami

    Large differences in equality between Sami

    Female Sami are more well-educated but under-represented in, among other things, reindeer husbandry, Sami organizations and Sami politics. It shows a survey of gender equality that the Sami Parliament has done on behalf of the government. Gender equality is also an important issue for voters in the Sami parliamentary election. “It is good that we […]

  • The junta is trying to stop international aid to the people

    The junta is trying to stop international aid to the people

    Following the military coup, the junta is trying to stop international aid that does not benefit the military itself, according to several independent sources. Sweden will continue to provide humanitarian aid and support to independent organizations working to develop democracy, freedom of expression and gender equality. “It is important to continue to support that development […]

  • The school asked Donya to cover herself – report to the DO

    The school asked Donya to cover herself – report to the DO

    The case of 15-year-old Donya, who was asked by school staff at Raoul Wallenbergskolan in Skövde to hide, has now been reported to the Discrimination Ombudsman, DO, by the Swedish Schools Inspectorate. The Swedish Schools Inspectorate will also look at whether a review of the school needs to be carried out and will then look […]

  • Pilot study: Therapy helps sex buyers quit

    Pilot study: Therapy helps sex buyers quit

    More research is needed on the treatment given to sex buyers in Sweden, both researchers believe. According to a new pilot study in Gothenburg, the men who participated state that treatment helped them to stop. But the data is too small to be able to draw general conclusions, now the Gender Equality Authority wants a […]

  • Final debate – The Sami Parliamentary election

    Final debate – The Sami Parliamentary election

    Eight party leaders are gathered in Jokkmokk for a two-hour live debate ahead of the Sami parliamentary election on 16 May. Topics include gender equality, business and rights. Top row participants: Marie Persson Njajta, Swedish Sami National Party, Anders Kråik, Sami, Ronny Svarto, New Sami Reform Party, Jan Rannerud, Forest SamiParticipants lower row: Håkan Jonsson, […]

  • COVID-19 could be a catalyst for fundamental change that will define the future of Europe

    COVID-19 could be a catalyst for fundamental change that will define the future of Europe

    This has contributed to the progress already made in a number of areas: intergenerational solidarity, work-life balance, gender equality, economic opportunities and even democracy itself. The changes at stake have clearly restored our understanding of the world in which we live, our values ​​and our goals. What does it mean in a post-pandemic society? How […]

  • Violence against children must be prevented – a special investigator is appointed

    Violence against children must be prevented – a special investigator is appointed

    A special investigator will be commissioned to develop proposals that will prevent and combat violence against children, Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi (MP) announced today. It will be Fredrik Malmberg, director general of the Swedish Agency for Special Needs Education and former children’s ombudsman, who will carry out the investigation, which will be reported […]

  • The government appoints a crisis group after suspected murders of women

    The government appoints a crisis group after suspected murders of women

    In a short time, several women have been killed by men in Sweden. “There is no doubt that more needs to be done,” writes Stefan Löfven on his Facebook page. A crisis group is now being appointed consisting of Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi, Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson and Minister of the Interior […]

  • DF and Radicals push for higher nurse salaries

    DF and Radicals push for higher nurse salaries

    It is time to put an end to the civil service reform of 1969, which placed nurses on a lower pay scale than, for example, teachers and police officers, and to pay nurses more. This is the opinion of the Radicals and the Danish People’s Party, which according to Jyllands-Posten will put pressure on the […]

  • DF and support parties are pushing for higher nurse salaries

    DF and support parties are pushing for higher nurse salaries

    It is time to put an end to the civil service reform of 1969, which placed nurses on a lower pay scale than, for example, teachers and police officers, and to pay nurses more. This is the opinion of the Radicals and the Danish People’s Party, which according to Jyllands-Posten will put pressure on the […]

  • After several women were killed – the police chief demands action

    After several women were killed – the police chief demands action

    Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi (MP) is now inviting party leader talks after several high-profile cases in recent times where women have been killed by men. According to National Police Chief Anders Thornberg, efforts are needed from the whole of society. “All in order for the perpetrators to be put behind bars so that […]

  • HS: A ministry that proposes to employees the right to request colleague salary information

    HS: A ministry that proposes to employees the right to request colleague salary information

    In the government’s plan to improve wage transparency, employees can demand details of their colleagues ’wages if they suspect gender discrimination. report In Helsingin Sanomat. According to the newspaper, it has received a proposal from the ministry to a tripartite working group on wage transparency. Labor market issues in Finland are often resolved in so-called […]

  • Gender norms affect our health

    Gender norms affect our health

    The image of what is seen as typically male or female can affect the willingness to seek help, the quality of care and, in the long run, human health. This is the opinion of the Gender Equality Authority, which on behalf of the government has compiled research that exists in the area. The report will […]

  • Check here to choose gender, religion and race from your healthcare provider

    Check here to choose gender, religion and race from your healthcare provider

    A controversial leaflet published at Nordsjællands Hospital for potential parents, which was removed from circulation on Wednesday after it was shared on the Internet, gave patients in the maternity ward the opportunity not to be treated by healthcare professionals of a particular gender, religion or race. The booklet informed the potential parents that the staff […]

  • Hospital removes criticized passage in leaflets for parents

    The text in an information leaflet for parents in a pregnancy process at Nordsjællands Hospital can be misunderstood. Therefore, it is now removed. This is stated by the hospital’s deputy director, Jonas Egebart, in a written comment to Berlingske. The information leaflet from 2020 describes the offers that the hospital offers parents during a pregnancy. […]

  • The Sweden Democrats want to abolish part of the child allowance

    The Sweden Democrats want to abolish part of the child allowance

    In connection with the spring budget, the party proposes that the large family supplement be abolished, ie the supplement to the child allowance that increases the more children are included in the family. The money should instead be paid out via a tax deduction, but only to parents who work, go to the unemployment insurance […]

  • Iceland tops the global gender equality ranking

    Iceland tops the global gender equality ranking

    The World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as the world’s best performer in terms of gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report 2021 is the fifteenth annual publication of an ongoing study that reflects economic participation, educational opportunities, political empowerment and women’s health. Iceland ranks just ahead of Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden, with […]

  • Minister of Islamophobia: “Terrified”

    Minister of Islamophobia: “Terrified”

    The Crime Prevention Council today released a report on reported Islamophobic hate crimes. The report calls for more long-term research on the extent and consequences of Islamophobia, which the government will address, according to Märta Stenevi (MP). Nour, 22, who was subjected to an assault in 2017, thinks that more should be done from a […]

  • The pandemic has delayed gender equality for decades

    The pandemic has delayed gender equality for decades

    In a new report, the World Economic Forum has looked at the differences between the sexes in terms of education and health, as well as economic and political opportunities in 156 countries. Before the pandemic, the forecast was that it would take almost 100 years before equality between men and women was achieved – but […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    The 65th edition of the UN Commission on Women is currently underway, an international conference with thousands of participants that will be held digitally this year. Åsa Regnér, who is deputy head of the UN’s unit for gender equality, says that the ongoing pandemic has hit women harder than men. Violence against women has increased […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    In Trollhättan, the municipality has arranged special sheltered housing for victims of violence who are over 70, so that they can receive protection without the risk of corona infection. This is one of the examples that the Gender Equality Authority highlights in its new report on violence and covid-19. According to Mikael Thörn, investigator at […]

  • Citizens’ proposals want equality between public jobs

    Only eight days had to pass before the citizens’ proposal “Repeal the Civil Service Reform from 1969 – create equality in the wage relationship between public professional groups” reached 50,000 signatures. It happened on Tuesday, and therefore the parliamentary parties must now decide who will present the proposal in the Folketing. The citizens’ proposal will […]

  • The minister of culture is fighting to hire a male worker

    The minister of culture is fighting to hire a male worker

    Iceland’s Minister for Education and Culture, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, wants to overturn the ruling that she broke the gender equality law when hiring a permanent secretary at her ministry in 2019. The ruling was issued in May 2020 by the Equality Complaints Committee. Lilja brought a case against the applicant to the Reykjavik District Court last […]

  • “Sweden does not live up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Women”

    “Sweden does not live up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Women”

    The feminist interest group Sweden’s women’s lobby writes in a new report that Sweden does not live up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Women. The average life expectancy of low-educated women is falling, structural wage differences are increasing, and more and more girls are being exposed to sexual violence. Minister for Gender […]

  • Right now

    Right now

    Men own over 2.5 times more than women of the land we walk on, 39 percent compared to 15 percent, the rest is owned by, for example, the state and companies. It shows a new report from the think tank Ownershift which is based on figures from Lantmäteriet. “Precisely when it comes to the ownership […]

  • Sweden may soon be the worst in terms of gender equality in the Nordic region

    Sweden may soon be the worst in terms of gender equality in the Nordic region

    Five years ago, Sweden had the highest proportion of women in the large companies’ management groups, but since then the development has stopped compared with our neighboring countries. In Norway, 30 percent of the largest companies’ management groups are now women. In Denmark, Finland and Iceland, the proportion of women in management has increased by […]

  • Swedish Prime Minister appreciates India’s role as ” pharmacy in the world ”

    Swedish Prime Minister appreciates India’s role as ” pharmacy in the world ”

    New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI): Since New Delhi has delivered Made in India coronavirus vaccine to countries around the world, the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has appreciated India’s role as the world’s pharmacy. During a virtual summit on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Lofven agreed to remain involved in […]

  • Report: 80% of child protection workers are victims of violence at work

    Report: 80% of child protection workers are victims of violence at work

    Nearly four-fifths of child protection service workers have experienced some form of physical violence in the performance of their duties, according to a report by the Talentia Social Workers’ Association. A study based on the responses of 173 people working in child protection also found that 95 percent of respondents reported feeling general psychological stress. […]