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Latest items for Norway

May 28, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"According to Statistics Norway, in the second quarter of the year, nearly 40 percent of women and 17 percent of men worked part time" (p. 17).
May 28, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal definition of rape includes sexual offenses against children under the age of 14" (p.11). "The age for consensual sex is 16" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"In 2016 women earned on average 13.9 percent less than men on a monthly basis, according to Statistics Norway" (p. 17).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18 is illegal, both in the country and abroad when committed by a citizen of the country. In both cases the punishment is either a fine or a prison sentence of up to two years" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The law mandates that 40 percent of the members of boards of directors of publicly listed companies be women, and virtually all public companies complied with the law" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents; children born in the country do not automatically become citizens. All birth clinics in the country reported births to a central birth register and provided the parents with a birth certificate. The birth certificate does not confer citizenship" (p. 11).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2015, the most recent year data were available, the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth, and Family Affairs initiated 43,681 investigations of alleged child abuse and completed 44,100. By the end of 2015, approximately 36,800 children received assistance from the Child Welfare Services, of whom 21,950 received in-home assistance, while 14,850 were removed from their family home" (p. 11).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties for domestic violence of up to six years in prison and up to 21 years for aggravated rape" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is up to 21 years in prison, depending on the severity of the assault, the age of the victim, and the circumstances in which the crime occurred. Very few cases resulted in a sentence longer than three years and four months in prison" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides that “employees shall not be subjected to harassment or other unseemly behavior,” and the government effectively enforced this provision. Employers who violate this law are subject to fines or prison sentences of up to two years, depending on the seriousness of the offense" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"In March the government introduced an action plan for 2017-20 to combat “negative social control” (restricting children’s freedom to living within family or group norms), forced marriage, and female genital mutilation" (p. 11).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Following the consolidation of police districts from 27 to 12 on January 1, all districts had a domestic violence coordinator. Public and private organizations operated 47 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. The Oslo Crisis Center repeated its claim that the network of shelters was too small. Victims of domestic violence have a right to consult a lawyer free of charge before deciding whether to make a formal complaint. If the government initiates criminal proceedings, the victim is entitled to free assistance from a victim’s advocate" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally enforced the law, although the foundation Oslo Crisis Center continued to criticize the conviction rate (approximately 10 percent) as too low" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage in the country is 18 for both women and men, although a 16-year-old child may marry with the consent of parents or guardians and permission from the county governor. The county governor may give permission only when there are 'special reasons for contracting a marriage'" (P. 11).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Norwegian law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are equal (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Norway can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (121). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Norway are not legally required to obey their husbands (121). In Norway, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Norway can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Norway can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Norway can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (121). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Norway, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Norwegian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Norway is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are civil remedies, but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Norway, there is no legislation designating head of household status (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (121).