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Nordic gender equality policy


The Nordic gender equality model has been widely acknowledged in recent decades, also outside the Nordic region. Gender equality is the ultimate goal in all Nordic countries, yet the path to get there varies.

The Nordequal project aimed to create a network for gender equality studies in a Nordic comparative perspective. Researchers and scholars from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland participated in the network. The purpose of the initiative was to create a platform for long-term sharing of experiences among researchers, practitioners and politicians at the Nordic level. The goal was to arrange four seminars in 2014 and 2015 where challenges and opportunities in contemporary Nordic gender equality practice and policy would be discussed. The seminar series was centred around the increasing complexity in Nordic gender equality policy, for example in relation to the tensions between state feminism and a more business- and market-oriented type of feminism. Two concluding seminars were held in 2016.