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Torild Skard Norwegian politician and researcher
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold the position of President of...
Tone Skogen State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
iKNOW Politics had the pleasure to interview Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of the UNSCR 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of...
Anette Trettebergstuen
Anette Trettebergstuen Member of Parliament, Norway
Thursday, November 13, 2014
iKNOW Politics speaks with Anette Trettebergstuen, Member of parliament from Norway about including youth and wowmen in parliament and politics at large.
Hege Haukeland Member of Parliament Norway
Thursday, November 13, 2014
iKNOW Politics speaks with Hege Haukeland, Member of Parliament from Norway, about women's political participation, women in parliament and the involvement of youth in politics.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The presentation given by Åshild Marie Vige fropm the Norwegian Children and Youth Council on "Barriers to political participation, focusing on the issues of diversity and discrimination faced by many youth when attempting to engage in the political...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Keynote Speech by Helen Clark onThe Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on WomenAt the International ConferenceCelebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in NorwayOslo, Norway We invite you to read the full speech published November 15,...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
A total of 1644 women candidates (40.28%) will compete for a seat in the Parliament of Norway in the upcoming elections on September 9. The percentage of women candidates has fallen by 2% compared to last elections. There are a total of 4081...
Friday, July 26, 2013
'Maybe women deserve men setting the agenda," a conservative female politician said Friday as emotions ran high over a study that showed men know more about politics than women, and that the gender gap was wider in Norway than in comparable...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The participation of women in key decision-making processes related to peace and security is a goal in itself. Their contribution is also important in preventing, managing and resolving conflict, and not least in building up societies after conflict...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Drude Dahlerup is a Political Science Professor at Stockholm University and has written extensively on Women's Political Representation, Gender quotas, women's movement,  women in political parties and women as voters. Professor Dahlerup was the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Norway created its first ever female-majority government Friday with a reshuffle caused by the resignation of the country's Oil Minister, the government said. To read the full article, please visit the Live PR's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Norway now leads the globe in gender equality at board level, with a higher percentage of women at the uppermost echelons of its firms than any other country. The change was achieved by introducing tough legislation threatening to close publicly...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Norway boasts the highest proportion of women on boards anywhere in the world, up from 6% in 2001. By comparison, in the UK 11.5% of FTSE 100 directors were female in 2007 and the proportion among the US's Fortune 500 firms is 14.8%. Last week...
Friday, October 01, 2010
It is often said that in Nordic countries gender equality has been achieved to a great extent than in other countries. In Norway, gender equality especially in a political sphere is highly achieved and more women have been successful as politicians...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Parliamentary elections will be held in Norway on 14 September 2009. The Storting, or Parliament, is Norway’s democratically elected national assembly. 169 representatives are elected for a four-year period of office. Their duty is to represent the...
Friday, February 29, 2008
This guide is provides recommendations on the development of realistic action plans on women, peace and security. The guide is designed as a resource for governments, United Nations and regional organisations as well as non-governmental...