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 Vice-Chair of the Danish Government's Council for European Politics 1993-2000, a Member of the board of KVINFO, The Danish Center for Information on Women and Gender, Copenhagen, 1998-2003, the Head of Cekvina, Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Aarhus, 1991-92 and 1997 and the Chair of the International Political Science Association's... Read more
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 population of all 19 constituencies, corresponding to the 19 counties of Norway. The most important activities of the Parliament are to pass laws, set the state budget and conduct the work of government.Candidates will be elected on party lists in each of the 19 counties listed above, including the municipal authority of Oslo which is a county of... Read more
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
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The film highlights the cases of prominent women leaders from Burundi, Canada, Ireland, Jordan, Namibia, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda. In each of the profiled testimonials, women share their personal journeys in politics and strategies on how to succeed in it. The goal of the film is to showcase the successful paths of women in politics, to encourage other women to enter politics illustrating that it is not an unattainable realm for them, and to create role models for women. The film was officially launched at the 53rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women... Read more
'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 countries such as Australia.
"Men work full-time, they take responsibility at home, and they still keep up to date with the news. Maybe we then deserve to have men setting the agenda and political priorities," said Høyre party politician Heidi Nordby Lunde, who is number seven on the party's list for Oslo in the upcoming national elections to parliament... Read more
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. This new strategic plan on women, peace and security is intended to put Norway in a better position to enhance women’s influence and participation and strengthen the protection of women during armed conflicts.
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.
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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, an annual survey of gender equality around the world put Norway at the top of the list. The UK fell from 11th place to 13th. The immediate impact of the law change in Norway has been a wealth of opportunities opening up for women, with company owners leading a frantic hunt to find suitable female candidates.
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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 listed firms that failed to comply with the 40% female quota for board members.Read more at the BCC website. Read more
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 candidates running for 169 parliamentary seats.
In the last parliamentary elections, 67 women were elected, which ranked Norway 11th on the world scale with 39.64% female representation in Parliament, right after Iceland (39.7%).
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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 than other industrialized nations. In the latest national election of 2009, 42 percent of all the candidates were female. Read more
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 system" Read more
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 organisations. Read more