3 February 2021
We often focus on the body when thinking about pregnancy, birth, and the first months with a new baby. But what about when mothers return to work? Sunniva Rivedal’s master's thesis shows how the body plays a central role in maternal experiences of caring for young children.
28 June 2017
According to Norwegian researchers, the nursing breast has a safe place within the cafe scene, but they warn against increasing puritanism and less rights for the mother.
1 December 2016
They demonstrated in order to secure their children’s future in Norway, but the protest was used against them as mothers. “Who is allowed to be politically active and how is a much more gendered issue than we’d like to think,” says Synnøve Bendixsen.
2 May 2016
Norwegian-Pakistani mothers who never got the chance to realise their ambitions on the job market have other plans for their own daughters. This particularly affects the way they raise their sons.
18 March 2015

If mummy is an addict or suffers from psychological dysfunctions, the Norwegian Child Welfare Service takes extensive measures. If daddy has similar problems, he is asked to leave his family.

13 September 2012

Awkward silences, the “bad mother look” and open confrontation – these are some of the reactions faced by Norwegian women who do not live with their children after a break-up.


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