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Nordic gender equality cooperation

The Nordic gender equality co-operation under the Nordic Council of Ministers dates back to 1974 and has had an important impact on the development of the Nordic countries.
In this section we inform on how the Nordic gender equality cooperation works today.


Nordic Council of Ministers

The Nordic countries, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland’s co-operation on gender equality is driven by a common vision of an equal Nordic region with equal opportunities, rights and obligations for all residents regardless of gender.

The countries are similar in many ways at the same time, while gender equality policies are partly different. This means that we benefit greatly from collaborating, conducting political discussions and assessing which strategies are most effective in achieving common goals.

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The Nordic Gender Equality Fund

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Equality Fund funds projects where at least three organizations, from at least three Nordic countries, work together to promote gender equality. Thanks to this collaboration, knowledge grows and spreads across borders. We find common solutions and learn from each other. Since 2013, around 50 projects have been granted funding. The projects result in everything from educational materials and political proposals to new networks in the Nordic countries.

NIKK administers the fund on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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