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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 11% agreed and 85% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 14% of men and 9% of women agreed and 81% of men and 89% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 94% of the total sample agreed and 4% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 97% of women agreed; 6% of men and 1% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 11% of the total sample agreed and 85% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 14% of men anf 9% of women agreed; 81% of men and 89% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 70% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 68% of men and 85% of women agreed; 21% of men and 7% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 5% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 93% of women agreed and 5% of men and 4% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 3% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (82% of men and 81% of women), 10% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (6% of men and 14% of women) and 5% did not know (7% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 15% (19% of men and 11% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 12% agreed that they would rather a woman (13% of men and 12% of women), 69% agreed that they had no preference (64% of men and 74% of women) and 4% did not know (4% of men and 4% of women) (8).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 63% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 58% of men and 69% of women agreed; 36% of men and 25% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 52% of the total sample agreed and 44% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 54% of men and 51% of women agreed; 42% of men and 46% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 18% of the total sample agreed and 82% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 21% of men anf 10% of women agreed; 75% of men and 89% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 14% agreed and 81% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 16% of men and 12% of women agreed and 78% of men and 84% of women disagreed ().
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 66% of men and 77% of women agreed; 26% of men and 16% of women disagreed (6).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Norway's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 59, for men the score is 53 and for women is 66. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to combat harmful practices within its territory and abroad, including the adoption of legislation specifically criminalizing child and/or forced marriage and female genital mutilation and the comprehensive, periodically renewed action plan, which can be characterized as a good practice, to combat those harmful practices and crimes in the name of so called honour. It also welcomes the fact that the State party was one of the first countries to criminalize hate speech, including online sexual hate speech and online revenge porn" (6).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The low level of reported rape cases, a significant proportion of ineffective or inappropriate investigations into rape cases according to a survey conducted by the national criminal police authority in 2015, with similar conclusions drawn in a survey of the prosecution authorities, and the low number of criminal convictions for rape, with a high ratio of acquittals compared with other violent crimes" (7).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional instruments: (a) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) of the Council of Europe and legislative proposals to implement and comply with its provisions, in 2017; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2013" (2).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Exploitation of women and girls, mainly in the form of forced labour in households, has increased since 2012, in particular within the au pair system" (12).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Foreign women may be at risk of becoming effectively stateless upon dissolution of a marriage to a Norwegian spouse if they have taken the nationality of their spouse and renounced their own and losing custody of their children if only the father has the same nationality as the children (...) The current condition for obtaining permanent residence status of three years of temporary residence may force women in abusive marriages or cohabitation to remain in such violent relations, exposing them to revictimization owing to the high threshold for proving abuse" (10-11).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that fewer than 300 midwives, providing prenatal care for more than 60,000 pregnant women annually, are available in only half of the municipalities in the State party. Postnatal care guidelines, recommending a home visit to all newborns, cannot therefore be fully implemented" (13).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2012 of the State party’s eighth periodic report (CEDAW/C/NOR/8) in undertaking legislative reforms, including at the constitutional level, in particular the adoption of the following: (...) (b) Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act and Act on the Equality and Anti Discrimination Ombud and Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, in 2017" (2). "The absence of systematic gender training and capacity-building programmes for judges and lay judges" (7).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to implement section 21 of the Gender Equality Act of 2013 on equal pay for work of equal value to further narrow the wage gap between women and men. It also welcomes the adoption of permanent measures in the area of employment, under the Job Opportunity programme, targeting vulnerable groups with low rates of labour market participation, including migrants, and stay-at-home mothers" (12).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"(c) The transfer of competencies from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service to the Directorate of Immigration when women victims of trafficking become asylum-seekers resulting in a change of their residence or legal status and the discontinuing of their rights and entitlements to assistance; (d) The risk of swift deportation of women victims of trafficking after a reflection period of six months if they are not willing or able to cooperate with law enforcement authorities with regard to the perpetrator; (e) Rejected asylum-seeking women becoming vulnerable to human trafficking" (9).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that, with the adoption of the new consolidated Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act, the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal will be the only individual complaints mechanism outside the ordinary court system in gender equality and gender discrimination cases. The Committee welcomes the fact that the Tribunal may award compensation in cases of discrimination in the workplace, but is concerned that it has no mandate to award compensation other than in those cases or to deal with cases of sexual harassment, unlike in cases involving other victims of harassment on other grounds. The Committee is further concerned that women will not be afforded statutory free legal aid to bring cases...more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to combat harmful practices within its territory and abroad, including the adoption of legislation specifically criminalizing child and/or forced marriage and female genital mutilation and the comprehensive, periodically renewed action plan, which can be characterized as a good practice, to combat those harmful practices and crimes in the name of so called honour. It also welcomes the fact that the State party was one of the first countries to criminalize hate speech, including online sexual hate speech and online revenge porn" (6). "The Committee is nevertheless concerned that: (...) (b) Section 185 of the Penal cide does not include gender...more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the introduction by most political parties of voluntary gender quotas into their nomination processes, resulting in a constant increase in the representation of women in Parliament, to 41.4 per cent in 2017, and an increase to 43 per cent of women candidates for local elections in 2015, and the requirement in the Local Government Act of a minimum of 40 per cent representation of women and men in appointed positions in municipalities and municipal companies, leading to women holding 43 per cent of positions in municipal executive boards in 2015. It also welcomes the Local Election Day project of 2014, leading to a slight increase, to 39...more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the work and commitment of the State party to ensuring equality between women and men in law and in practice at the national and international levels, including with respect to promoting the full spectrum of the women and peace and security agenda of the Security Council pursuant to its resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions 1327 (2000), 1366 (2001), 1408 (2002), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2272 (2016) and 2331 (2016) and the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action" (1-2). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional...more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Action plan entitled 'The Right to Decide about One’s Own Life — an Action Plan to Combat Negative Social Control, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation 2017–2020, in 2017, and other action plans, including: (i) On combating human trafficking; (ii) Against hate speech, aimed at preventing hate speech on all prohibited grounds of discrimination, including gender; (iii) To strengthen investigation and prosecution in the police and the prosecuting authorities, including in relation to cases of gender-based violence against women, in 2016; (iv) Against domestic violence, entitled 'A Life without Violence', for the period from 2014 to 2017" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the national plan of action against...more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party for its international cooperation programmes. It is, however, concerned that the continuing and expanding extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic by the State party and its inevitable greenhouse gas emissions undermine its obligations to ensure the substantive equality of women with men, as climate change disproportionately affects women, especially in situations of poverty, since they are more reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods than men and have lesser capacity to deal with natural hazards" (4).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Adopt a legal definition of rape in the Penal Code that places lack of free consent at its centre, in line with the Committee’s general recommendation No. 35, Vertido v. the Philippines (CEDAW/C/46/D/18/2008) and the State party’s obligations under the Istanbul Convention" (8).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is, however, concerned that only 20 per cent of executive board members and 7 per cent of chief executive officers are women in the 200 largest companies of the State party and that among private limited companies, which make up the majority of Norwegian companies, only 18 per cent of board members were women in 2016" (5).