Gender based violence

Danish research on violence under political pressure

7 October 2022

Last year, Signe Uldbjerg’s research on digital violence against women became a hot political issue at the Danish Folketinget. Followed by a political statement on the relationship between activism and research, outrage from Danish academia and a debate on academic freedom.

Digital misogyny on the rise

16 September 2022

Research shows that misogynist online communities have increased in numbers intensity and become more extreme in the past decade. 

 

Could have foreseen many intimate partner homicides

10 February 2022
The risk factors are primarily previous acts of domestic violence, according to Solveig Vatnar. She has been the lead researcher of two national studies on intimate partner homicides.

The nuclear family has become a political tug-of-war in Russia and Poland

25 January 2021
Domestic violence has now become a matter of dispute between liberal and conservative forces, which demonstrates that even authoritarian ruling powers have to take the popular opinion into consideration.

Covid pandemic may have caused more violence toward women

22 September 2020
A new survey uncovers insufficient communication from the Norwegian authorities concerning support for women who are victims of domestic violence during the corona crisis.

Research gaps in sexual violence against girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa

17 September 2019
Sexual violence is a human rights issue and a women's health issue. Without adequate research-based knowledge, neither health services nor the justice system can offer victims the help they need.

Therapy can help men stop domestic violence

30 April 2019
It is not given that violent men who get therapy will stop their behaviour. A decisive factor for success is that the therapist and the client have a common understanding of the problem, according to researcher Bente Lømo.

Domestic violence is a gendered problem

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.

Norwegian equality measures criticised by experts

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.

Sami victims of violence do not seek help

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.

A warning against desirable facts about women in peace and conflict

11 May 2017
Oversimplified perceptions of gender roles in war and conflict reproduce gender stereotypes and existing inequalities, according to researcher Maria Eriksson Baaz.

Norwegian courts discriminate: Ethnicity and location matter in sentencing of rape cases

25 April 2017
A survey of rape convictions in Norway reveals systematic discrimination of men with minority background and of women.

Girls beaten by their boyfriend avoid the word ‘violence’

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.

Clear link between sexting and intimate partner violence

2 August 2016
Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

Violence puts women in their place

10 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.

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Helga Eggebø, Lundberg, Aase, Teigen, Mari
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Peterson, Anna M.
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Eriksen, Astrid M. A., Ketil Lenert Hansen, Cecilie Javo and Berit Schei
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Steder, Frank Brundtlan (ed.)
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Irvin, Jill A. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal et al. (eds.)
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Farstad, Gunhild R. and Kari Stefansen
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Lian, Olaug S. and Hilde Bondevik
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Løkeland, Mette
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Fyhri, Aslak and Nils Fearnley
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Ytterstad, Elinor og Tormod Brenn
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Triandafyllidou, Anna and Sabrina Marchetti (eds.)
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