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Economic Gender Equality in the Nordic Region


Economic gender equality is a requirement for a gender-equal society. With a focus on influence and participation, this project focused on the issue of women’s economic situation in the Nordic region. The goal was to facilitate a Nordic discussion on pensions, social insurances, the labour market and salary differentials from a gender equality perspective. Both private and societal aspects of the Nordic gender equality challenge were addressed through a total of four seminars, one in each country.

The project involved several women’s organisations via the umbrella organisation International Alliance of Women (IAW). The project raised the level of knowledge about Nordic gender inequality among policymakers, authorities and actors in civil society. The seminar in Finland was held during the election campaign and enabled the Feminist Association Unioni to reach out with the issue to a broad public.