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June 8, 2022, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
March 10, 2022, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

French teens already had free access to contraceptives, as is the case in several other European countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In June the government released its Action Plan against Domestic Violence. The Ministry of Justice implemented the plan with specific responsibilities delegated to the Ministry of Children and Families, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry Elderly Care. The plan also engaged the Sami community and a range of NGO’s and research organizations as implementing partners" (11).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence, and offices within the police districts offered counseling and support to victims. All police districts had a domestic violence coordinator. In March the government launched a three-year Action Plan against Rape outlining 33 specific measures to be taken, focusing on prevention, improvements of care and services to victims, and improvements to the judicial system. Public and private organizations operated 47 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. 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...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law. 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. Most cases resulted in sentences of three years and four months in prison" (10). "...The minimum age for consensual sex is 16" (12).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In one example in June, immigration authorities revoked the refugee status of a single mother of Afghan descent and her three children who had fled from Iran. Immigration authorities attempted to return them to Afghanistan even though none of the three children was born in Afghanistan and had never visited. The basis for the revocation was a claim by the government that it was safe for the family to return to Afghanistan. In the course of her detention, although the mother lapsed into unconsciousness, she was still placed on an airplane with the three children. Upon arrival in Istanbul, the mother, who had not regained consciousness, had to be returned...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage in the country is 18 for both women and men" (12).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law. 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. Most cases resulted in sentences of three years and four months in prison" (10).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law. 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. Most cases resulted in sentences of three years and four months in prison. The law provides penalties of up to six years in prison for domestic violence and up to 21 years for aggravated rape. Violence against women, including spousal abuse, was a problem. The government generally enforced the law, although the foundation Oslo Crisis Center continued to criticize the conviction rate (approximately 10 percent)...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-4

"Discrimination in employment and occupation occurred with respect to gender and ethnicity. The law provides that women and men engaged in the same activity shall receive equal wages for work of equal value. In 2018 women earned on average 13.8 percent less than men on a monthly basis, according to Statistics Norway, which also reported that 37 percent of women and 14.6 percent of men worked part time in 2017, the most recent year for which data were available" (18).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence, and offices within the police districts offered counseling and support to victims. All police districts had a domestic violence coordinator. In March the government launched a three-year Action Plan against Rape outlining 33 specific measures to be taken, focusing on prevention, improvements of care and services to victims, and improvements to the judicial system...In June the government released its Action Plan against Domestic Violence. The Ministry of Justice implemented the plan with specific responsibilities delegated to the Ministry of Children and Families, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry Elderly Care. The plan also engaged the...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2018 the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth, and Family Affairs initiated 47,279 investigations of alleged child abuse and completed 48,194. By the end of 2018, the government’s Child Welfare Services assisted 39,043 children, of whom 30,175 received in-home assistance, while 8,868 were removed from their family home" (12). "The Sami remained concerned about high levels of domestic violence within Sami communities and a lack of cultural understanding and training by police and social welfare services which has rendered many domestic violence prevention, treatment, and criminal justice programs ineffective. Favoring a more Sami community-based approach that relies on increased recruiting of Sami to work in these programs the Sami community...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (9).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (9).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (11).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2, PRN-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children younger than 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. Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years. The government generally enforced the law. The minimum age for consensual sex is 16" (12).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-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 the law are subject to fines or prison sentences of up to two years, depending on the seriousness of the offense. The costs and resources needed to bring such cases to court have been barriers to victims seeking redress in all but the most egregious cases. A new Antidiscrimination Tribunal became operational and assumed jurisdiction for such complaints from the LDO" (11). "Under the law public and private authorities must advance gender equality in all areas of society. The law mandates that 40 percent of...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties of up to six years in prison for domestic violence and up to 21 years for aggravated rape. Violence against women, including spousal abuse, was a problem. The government generally enforced the law, although the foundation Oslo Crisis Center continued to criticize the conviction rate (approximately 10 percent) as too low" (10).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence, and offices within the police districts offered counseling and support to victims. All police districts had a domestic violence coordinator. In March the government launched a three-year Action Plan against Rape outlining 33 specific measures to be taken, focusing on prevention, improvements of care and services to victims, and improvements to the judicial system. Public and private organizations operated 47 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. 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...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"While employers generally observed minimum age rules, there were reports that children were trafficked for forced labor (see section 7.b.). Children were subjected to forced begging and criminal activity, particularly drug smuggling and theft. Commercial sexual exploitation of children also occurred. There were also reports of children forced to work as unpaid domestic help" (18).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

"In September the ECHR ruled that the government violated the European Convention on Human Rights when the Child Welfare Services allowed a woman’s son to be adopted without her consent. As of September the ECHR was reviewing 23 other cases against the Child Welfare Services" (12). A child being adopted without consent of the mother may indicate insufficient adoption laws (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 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" (12).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides penalties of up to six years in prison for domestic violence and up to 21 years for aggravated rape. Violence against women, including spousal abuse, was a problem. The government generally enforced the law, although the foundation Oslo Crisis Center continued to criticize the conviction rate (approximately 10 percent) as too low" (10). "The Sami remained concerned about high levels of domestic violence within Sami communities and a lack of cultural understanding and training by police and social welfare services which has rendered many domestic violence prevention, treatment, and criminal justice programs ineffective. Favoring a more Sami community-based approach that relies on increased recruiting of Sami to...more
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Under the law public and private authorities must advance gender equality in all areas of society. The law mandates that 40 percent of the members of boards of directors of publicly listed companies be women. Although women have the same legal status as men, they experienced discrimination in terms of gaining employment as well as discrimination in the workplace itself (see section 7.d.). As of September, 78 of 300 (26 percent) complaints reported to the tribunal involved gender discrimination" (11).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On August 10, Philip Manshaus allegedly killed his adopted Chinese stepsister and attempted to commit a mass shooting at the al-Noor Islamic Center in Baerum, a neighboring municipality to Oslo. Manshaus entered the mosque between prayer services, so few people were present, and was overpowered by a 65-year-old member of the mosque. Police apprehended Manshaus, and authorities investigated him for terrorism and murder. The investigation revealed that he was active in online forums for white supremacists and inspired by the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. The Manshaus incident was universally condemned by the prime minister and leaders of all political parties. Manshaus was being held in...more
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Sept. 8, 2021, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"The Miranda et. al. study pointed out the outcomes of scholarly studies that demonstrate the preference for girls over boys across Scandinavian countries with strong gender equality policies, particularly Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, though not Finland..." (para 4). "The Miranda et. al. study linked its findings to the continued progress of gender revolution in Scandinavia, where women are given greater opportunities to develop their potential as actors in the public sphere. It underscored that daughters are deemed more valuable to parents in terms of socially desirable traits, including wage-earning and dutiful caring" (para 5).
July 22, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Prohibition of Consumption of Prostitution Services Act will be enforced in Israel on 10 July 2020. The law imposes fines for consuming prostitution and attempting to pay for it. The aim is to reduce prostitution by prohibiting the purchase of sex as part of an integrated process that includes public education, and the expansion of services for the population in prostitution – including trauma-informed care and practical help to rebuild their lives, while recognizing the harmful nature of prostitution and the damage it causes. According to the law, a first-time offender will get an administrative fine of NIS 2,000. A repeated violation of the law will result in a...more
June 16, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Norway adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) in 2019 for the period 2019-2022...Norway’s NAP approaches the implementation of the WPS Agenda both domestically and internationally, and outlines four main objectives towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325: peace and reconciliation processes; implementation of peace agreements; operations and missions; and humanitarian efforts. The NAP addresses conflict prevention and disarmament by mentioning the goal to support civil society initiatives and women’s organizations in conflict prevention as well as ensuring a gender perspective in humanitarian disarmament and arms control, but does not touch upon root cause analysis. Norway’s NAP promotes an integrated agenda by demonstrating the linkages between the WPS Agenda and...more