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Gender equality

Climate crisis, the green transition, migration and security policy are some of the challenges that research including the gender dimension must play a role in resolving.

Kilden works in different ways with many issues related to gender equality and the communication and dissemination of knowledge about this field.

The coronavirus pandemic is one example of a challenge facing society where including the gender dimension is important. In spring 2020, the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) tasked us with managing the work of preparing documentation and recommendations regarding the consequences of Covid-19 for gender equality in Norway in the areas of violence against women as well as the labour market and economy. We were also asked to look at how gender equality preparedness can be strengthened in the long term. You can read more about this work here (Norwegian only).

We also work with gender equality issues through our annual conference. This conference is an annual forum where researchers, special interest organisations and the authorities can meet to discuss various social issues concerning gender and gender equality. The first annual conference was held in 2021 and the topic of the conference was Gender equality in the green transition (Information in Norwegian only). In 2022 the topic for our conference will be Gender equality for the future (Information in Norwegian only). 

In addition, gender equality is often a topic for our research reviews. You can check out some of them here:

What do we know about artificial intelligence and gender equality?

What's gender equality got to do with nature management?

Gender equality and the green transition of the labour market

Linda Marie Rustad

Director and editor-in-chief of Kilden’s news magazine

Elin Rekdal Müller

Adviser (On leave 50%)

Articles from Kilden's independent news magazine and the Journal of Gender Research

Avoided the f-word as foreign minister

31 March 2023

Canada, Mexico and  Sweden in particular, are examples of countries that used the term "feminist" as part of their foreign policy. The fact that Ine Eriksen Søreide did not do so suited both her and Norway just fine, says researcher Inger Skjelsbæk.

The speaking subject: A conversation with Toril Moi

9 December 2022

"I believe that any sentence you utter is an expression of a judgment. It’s a judgment of how you see the world", Toril Moi says.

Changing perspectives in gender equality research

24 August 2022
A new report has identified trends and knowledge gaps in Norwegian scientific publications on gender equality and diversity in research and innovation. According to the report, it is not a given that measures aimed at gender equality are also effective when it comes to ethnic diversity.

How the pandemic exposed the faultlines of gender inequality in Norway’s labour market

12 August 2021
The pandemic highlights some significant and remaining gendered structures in the Norwegian labour market – and the not-quite-sufficient efforts to eliminate them, writes Mari Teigen in this article.

Gender Budgeting: A tool to increase the sustainability of gender equality plans?

10 May 2021
How can gender equality be achieved in an academia in which business logic and competition are central elements of its measures?, asks Gilda Seddighi and Hilde G. Corneliussen.

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