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Co-operation for gender equality in working life


This summary presents results from co-operation projects financed by the Fund that have contributed to gender equality in the workplace. The purpose of this summary is to share knowledge and experience from these projects in order to increase their impact so that they will benefit more people, and to inspire others to participate in Nordic co-operation projects.

The summary has been prepared by Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK), which is a co-operation body under the Nordic Council of Ministers. NIKK has the task of managing the Nordic Gender Equality Fund.

Fact sheet: Shared and paid parental leave


Both mothers and fathers are entitled to paid parental leave in the Nordic countries. In order to promote and facilitate gender equality at home and in the labour market, efforts have been made at the
political level to encourage parents to divide the leave time equally.

These efforts have yielded results: Nordic fathers take more parental leave than fathers anywhere else in the world.

Latest updated 19 November 2019