Gender Equality

Justice Minister Knut Storberget and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the launch of the Network of Men Leaders to End Violence against Women. 
Photo: Johannes Worsøe Berg.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the Network of Men Leaders to End Violence Against Women. Sharing the stage with him at the United Nations in New York was Norway's Minister of Justice and the Police, Knut Storberget. Read more

Justice Minister Storberget with UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro at the Breaking the Silence conference in Tromsø, Norway. 
Photo: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen.

Norway's Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, has long campaigned to get men to condemn violence against women, both at home and abroad. On Tuesday 24 November he'll help launch the UN Secretary-General's Network of Men Leaders to end violence against women in New York. Read more

Norway will provide NOK 40 million (USD 7 million) to UN efforts to combat female genital mutilation and violence against women in developing countries. At the same time, Norway will contribute NOK 20 million (USD 3.5 million) to the new UN Fund for Gender Equality. Read more

A young girl attends one of the thousands of community based schools, supported by UNICEF to make formal education accessible to children. 
Photo: UN Photo/Roger Lemoyne.

When the UN General Assembly today discussed the main challenges to the advancement of women, Norway pointed to the root causes of the problem: Conservative and archaic attitudes, often with cultural and religious connotations, leave women and girls at the margins of society in many parts of the world. Read more

The UN General Assembly yesterday approved the establishment of a new agency designed to intensify UN efforts to promote gender equality and the rights of women. “This is an important measure to secure the rights and empowerment of women”, said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more