Norwegian musicians make careers from experimenting with queer gender identities. According to musicologist Agnete Eilertsen, pop music shows that the gender norms are changing although there is still a shortage of queer musicians.
Young Norwegian Muslims are more liberal than their parents’ generation when it comes to equality and homosexuality, but both groups find support for their view in Islam, according to Levi Geir Eidhamar’s study.
While western couples get their longed-for child, Indian surrogate mothers are left with a feeling of having sacrificed more than they have gained. Surrogacy can never become a win-win situation, according to anthropologist Kristin Engh Førde.
Being a journalist in war zones and armed conflicts is becoming increasingly dangerous. Most of the journalists killed in the field are men, but the concern is about the security of their female colleagues.
This unique transdisciplinary course, jointly organised by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute Geneva, is aimed at students and practitioners from all academic backgrounds and will enable participants to critically engage with human rights from a gender and a postcolonial perspective.
This issue of the Journal for Gender Research is titled "Gender Balance and Gender Equality". Several of the articles are based on BALANCE projects, supported by the Research Council of Norway's BALANCE program.