The political love letters of Camilla Collett and Amalie Skram

Both Camilla Collett and Amalie Skram challenged the role of women in their writing. Even the letters they wrote to their hearts' chosen reflected the debates of their times about the role of women in matters of love, marriage, and society.

"It wasn't my fault" – 13 men about femicide

The killing of women and girls is such a big problem in Latin America that a number of countries have incorporated femicide into their penal code. A study from Buenos Aires looks at how the killers account for their crimes.

Master prize awarded to thesis on gender and cohabitation within the Pentecostal church

Sandra Hansen has won the prize for the best MA thesis with a gender perspective submitted at the University of Oslo in 2022.

“We need queer life stories”

“I am surprised that the coming-out stories are still so important, and that coming out is so stressful and difficult for young people also today,” says researcher.

“A woman’s international career seldom takes priority”

Even though more women researchers are coming from abroad than before, it is often more difficult for a woman to move her family to Norway, asserts researcher Ingvild Reymert.

Could have foreseen many intimate partner homicides

The risk factors are primarily previous acts of domestic violence, according to Solveig Vatnar. She has been the lead researcher of two national studies on intimate partner homicides.

Covid pandemic may have caused more violence toward women

A new survey uncovers insufficient communication from the Norwegian authorities concerning support for women who are victims of domestic violence during the corona crisis.

Religious minority youth between patriarchy and gender equality

Gender roles is a delicate topic for religious minority groups. Many of them accept traditional gender segregation in the religious community, but struggle with prejudices from the greater society, according to researcher.

Therapy can help men stop domestic violence

It is not given that violent men who get therapy will stop their behaviour. A decisive factor for success is that the therapist and the client have a common understanding of the problem, according to researcher Bente Lømo.

Mum takes more responsibility for the children, even in gender equal couples

The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby.

Surrogacy: The impossible dream of a fair trade baby

While western couples get their longed-for child, Indian surrogate mothers are left with a feeling of having sacrificed more than they have gained. Surrogacy can never become a win-win situation, according to anthropologist Kristin Engh Førde.

Until infidelity, disappearance or impotence do us part – the history of divorce in Norway

The history of divorce reveals hidden stories of love, domestic violence and societal ideals for a healthy marriage.

Feeling gender: from housewife to working mum

When Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen interviewed three generations of Norwegian women and men, she discovered how the emotional perception of gender has developed over time.

Girls beaten by their boyfriend avoid the word ‘violence’

Young women who have experienced violence may be difficult to detect. In online reader’s queries, they try to put what is going on in their relationship into words.

Assisted fertilisation has become natural

The debate concerning reproductive technology in Norway challenges the limits for what is considered natural pregnancy.

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