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17 October 2018
The way in which we understand violence against women has changed, according to researcher Linda Sjåfjell. It used to be perceived as a gender equality problem, whereas today we explain it in more individual terms.
12 December 2017
Norway met criticism in the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for its lack of efforts on matters of gender equality. There is now a hope that the critique may contribute to the implementation of important measures.
8 June 2017
People with Sami background who experience domestic violence seek help from the authorities less often than other Norwegians. A new report has looked at what may be done.
11 May 2017
Oversimplified perceptions of gender roles in war and conflict reproduce gender stereotypes and existing inequalities, according to researcher Maria Eriksson Baaz.
25 April 2017
A survey of rape convictions in Norway reveals systematic discrimination of men with minority background and of women.
19 April 2017
Young women who have experienced violence may be difficult to detect. In online reader’s queries, they try to put what is going on in their relationship into words.
3 August 2016
Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.
13 June 2016
In order to say anything about gender and violence – apart from counting the number of men and women who abuse or are being abused – we need to look at the meaning behind the violence, according to the Norwegian researcher Hilde Jakobsen.
28 October 2015
Men who receive help from crisis centres are mostly satisfied with the help they get. But they fear that nobody will believe that they’ve been abused by a woman.
23 June 2015
The majority of men who use violence against their partner struggle with serious mental health issues. We need to look at more than just the power relations between the sexes in order to understand and prevent domestic violence, says researcher.
28 February 2014

Having a higher income or education than your partner could be risky, as a higher socio-economic status than ones partner increases the chance of psychological violence and abuse. This applies to both men and women.

17 January 2014

Why did Simone de Beauvoir fight rape in France while Unni Rustad simultaneously became famous in Norway by burning porn magazines? Factors such as national differences and personal experiences may help explain why the struggle against sexual violence manifested itself so differently in the two countries.

4 March 2013

Soldiers can degenerate into barbarians during times of war. A political-psychological study of sexual violence committed during the Bosnian War reveals the mechanisms behind this behaviour and provides valuable insight into what can be done to prevent such transgressions in the future.

24 August 2012

“Although the gender-equal man is the norm, men’s violence against women hasn’t disappeared. But it’s more difficult to spot because the abusers don’t define it as domestic abuse,” says masculinities researcher Lucas Gottzén.

4 July 2012

Gender equality in the family reduces the risk of violence by two-thirds. This is according to a new European study.



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