Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) is a co-operation body under the Nordic Council of Ministers. We gather and communicate knowledge about policy and practice, and facts and research in the area of gender equality and equal rights for LGBTI people with a Nordic and cross-sectoral perspective.
NIKK’s areas of activity touch on some of the major challenges of our time, and are tied to the global sustainable development goals. The knowledge base we have is evidence-based and contributes to deepening Nordic and cross-sectoral perspectives in the area of gender equality and equal rights for LGBTI people.
NIKK has a unique position in the Nordic region in that it complements efforts by national players. We co-operate with national and other Nordic actors, for example through joint events where we share knowledge.
Our mission also includes administering the Nordic Gender Equality Fund and the Nordic LGBTI Fund.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has decided that NIKK is to operate as a co-operative body at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The period for this mission runs from October 2012 to 2030.
The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research is a Nordic knowledge hub specialising in sustainable conditions for education, research and working life. The Secretariat addresses global societal challenges through research-driven knowledge about gender, power and sustainability. Its are carried out in collaboration with and on behalf of various actors at the national, Nordic and international levels. Since 1998, the Secretariat has been placed at the University of Gothenburg.