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Fact sheet: Parenthood, violence prevention and masculinity norms

In order to achieve gender equality, men need to get involved in the efforts and masculinity norms need to be challenged. The policy area of men and gender equality is given high priority in the Nordic countries, and a number of measures are implemented accordingly, focusing on everything from men’s violence to parenthood and a revision of the male gender role. This fact sheet demonstrates masculinity research, points to political initiatives made, and includes examples of Nordic collaborations within the field. The fact sheet is made by Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) at the request of the Nordic Council of Ministers, as part of Sweden’s presidency programme 2018.

Updated 17 October 2022