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Russian centre for gender research faces uncertain future

2017-11-16 15:13

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Russian authorities have suspended the operating licence of the European University at St Petersburg. The decision was made for unclear reasons and poses a serious threat to one of the country’s most important centres for gender studies.

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‘Gender equality in the labour market requires a social infrastructure’

2017-11-02 10:25

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A country’s prosperity depends on the proportion of the population engaged in paid work, and without public child- and eldercare, women tend to be kept away from the labour market. Economist Åsa Löfström, who will participate in a conference organised by the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research for the EU’s gender equality ministers on 8 November, points out that a society must accept the costs in order for women to be able to engage in paid work.

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Global outlook: Research on everyday life nuances image of Iraqi Kurdistan

2017-11-02 10:23

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Fashion shows, university parties, and hanging out in shopping malls and cafés are part of everyday urban middle class lives in Iraqi Kurdistan despite surrounding war and violence. We need to know all the stories in order to get a more nuanced picture of everyday life in a region ridden by conflict, says Katrine Scott, PhD candidate at the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University.

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“Sugar dating” – a phrase for a masculinity in which power means everything

2017-10-26 10:39

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Youths are tempted with the promises of a luxurious life with a “sugar daddy”, and older men are promised respect and admiration from a “keen sugar baby”. Such an advertising campaign is currently ongoing for a sugar dating website which aims to enlist college and university students across Sweden. – It is capitalism and a demonstration of women being depicted as inferior to men to the highest degree, says gender and masculinities researcher Jesper Fundberg.

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Global outlook: Gender researcher challenges the image of the Middle East and North Africa

2017-08-29 09:48

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Gender and women’s studies gained momentum at the beginning of 1970 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Serin Fathi Shakhshir, gender researcher, attempts to demonstrate how actively and dynamically the region works with gender related issues and how they can collaborate with other institutions in Europe.

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Portrait: From feminist marriage resistance to representation

2017-08-24 12:52

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In her PhD thesis, Anna Adeniji explored the feminist resistance to marriage and discovered how the marriage norm does not strike all groups in society the same. At present, her focus is on the issue of representation in one of Sweden’s largest organisations: the Swedish Union of Tenants. Anna Adeniji is interested in the ‘dissonance’, or in understanding how the power operates when the injustices become complicated.

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Growing interest in gender and gender equality creates new opportunities

2017-08-21 13:30

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2018 will be a special year in the fields of gender and gender equality in Sweden. The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research will celebrate its 20th anniversary and a brand new government agency for gender equality issues will open its doors. ‘These are exciting times. The demand for our services keeps increasing, at the same time as the new agency will assume the overall responsibility for issues related to the national gender equality policy,’ says Maria Grönroos, acting manager of the Secretariat.

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Ministers’ Criticism against Hungary’s Treatment of CEU

2017-06-19 14:24

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Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister of Higher Education and Research, and Marita Ulvskog, member of the European Parliament, criticize the Hungarian Prime Minister, Victor Orban’s attack against the Central European University (CEU) in a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet, a local Swedish newspaper....

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The professor who surveys the history of women’s movement

2017-06-16 14:12

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Ulla Manns is a groundbreaking historian of Swedish women’s movement in the nineteenth century. The subject suffered from a dearth of research when she first started out. As an historian of ideas and a professor of gender studies, her passion these days is exploring the mechanisms by which the feminist past is constructed in academic literature. Whose voices are heard, who is left out and what does it mean when sources are silent?

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The Secretariat is arranging a conference on working life for EU gender equality ministers

2017-06-14 16:53

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Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér wishes to focus on matters of gender equality during the EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in November. Therefore, several EU gender equality ministers have been invited to a conference linked to the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg this autumn. The conference will be organised by the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, who are responsible for the summit.

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Attack on gender studies despite rejection of hoax article

2017-06-12 13:59

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The hoax article “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” was rejected by the academic journal NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, but was published in a pay-to-publish social science journal. The article has nevertheless generated international debate concerning the academic rigor of gender studies. Gender in Sweden talked to Ulf Mellström, one of the editors of NORMA, who believes that this is a deliberate attack on gender studies.

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Homonationalism in French election campaign

2017-04-20 14:33

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Marine Le Pen will likely become one of the two final presidential candidates in France’s presidential election, after the first round held this week. She is one of the ultra-right leaders who recently have talked about homosexuals and their rights in order to paint a picture of a ‘homo-tolerant’ West, threatened by Muslim mass immigration. Genus.se spoke to Anna-Maria Sörberg, author and freelance journalist, and Katharina Kehl, PhD student at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, about homonationalism in France and Sweden.

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Portrait: Pioneer who knows resistance

2017-04-12 12:26

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She sees it as important to share the research on the gender power structure also outside the academic world. To her, knowledge is power and something that needs to spread to the masses. At the present, she is a professor of gender, organisation and management at the Royal Institute of Technology’s Department of Industrial Economics and Manage-ment, and on 1 January 2017 she became one of the Institute’s four vice presidents. Meet Anna Wahl, a pioneer in Swedish gender research.

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Feminism that sells

2017-04-06 15:22

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An increasing number of celebrities are expressing a commitment to feminism, fashion companies have made norm-breaking a sport, and so-called femvertising – or attempts to empower women through advertisements – is becoming an increasingly popular method to reach the female market. Feminism has become an attractively wrapped package that is well suited for mass distribution. But what problems does this lead to? Gender in Sweden talked to consumption researcher Magdalena Petersson McIntyre.

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The Danish Kvinfo library threatened by closure

2017-03-23 15:21

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On Monday 20 March, the Danish Minister of Culture decided to close the library function of Kvinfo, Denmark's equivalent to the Swedish Secretariat of Gender Research, and to move its collections to the Danish Royal Library.

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Portrait: She is asking who gets to call a place home

2017-02-16 13:19

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To Fataneh Farahani, associate professor of Ethnology at Stockholm University, home is a complex concept that she struggled with both as a researcher and as a racialised woman in Sweden. Meet the researcher who problematises ‘the good ones’ in the West, knowledge production in academia, and how intersectionality can be used.

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The right to abortion both threatened and defended

2017-02-15 11:44

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At the same time as President Trump enacts laws that make it harder for women to have an abortion in the US and the world, the Swedish Labour Court is getting ready to rule on the so-called ‘midwife case’. The right to abortion is once again in the line of fire, but the defence is strong.

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Academic boycott against USA

2017-02-10 16:03

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Last week, an open letter from an international collective of researchers and academics called for a boycott of academic conferences held in the US. The boycott was an act of solidarity with those who were prevented from entering the country due to the Trump administration’s US entry ban, which specifically targeted seven countries with Muslim majorities. By 2 February, more than 5000 academics had signed the initiative, including several gender researchers in Sweden. At that time Genus.se talked to some of them about their decision to join the boycott. For now, the ban has been blocked by both a federal judge and an appeals court.

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About a research council: ‘Hierarchies hinder fair assessments’

2017-02-09 14:41

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Men who apply for research grants are more often than women granted funding for long-term projects. This is something the Swedish Research Council Formas wants to change when they are gender mainstreaming their operations. Genus. se interviews Lissa Nordin, analyst at Formas, in a new article series about the funding agencies’ gender equality work.

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Being a feminist in the neoliberal academia

2017-02-08 16:13

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In the new book, ”Being an Early Career Feminist Academic: Global Perspectives, Experiences and Challenges”, twelve feminist researchers write about their experiences at academia today. In the book chapters, they reflect on different aspects of working in an increasingly neoliberal academia and discuss the position of higher education in society. Can ”being a feminist” in such academia offer specific ways of dealing and relating to the existing challenges? Themes like precarious conditions in academia, feminist work, and vulnerability constitute some of the chapter titles in the book.

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‘The gender-unequal others’

2017-01-10 10:10

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The Muslim, as ‘the gender-unequal other’, gender equality as a core national value, and Scandinavian competition about who does gender equality work best. These were the central themes when genus.se talked to researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden about gender equality discourse and othering.

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Black bodies and white anger

2016-12-16 15:31

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When the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter, came to Sweden, the need for it was questioned in the public debate. At the g16 conference, gender researcher Victoria Kawesa analysed the Swedish blindness to Afrophobia.

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Rape as a War Strategy

2016-12-09 09:53

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Rape is a powerful strategy, used to create trauma and insecurity, during conflicts. A combination of gender ideologies, traditionally accepted gender roles and gender power relations help to understand sexual violence during conflict. Besides women, men and boys are also survivors of sexual violence—both as victims and as ‘forced perpetrators’. Gender in Sweden reports from a seminar with Dr. Denis Mukwege, human rights activist and an interview with Maria Stern, Professor in Peace and Development Studies.

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’Security at g16 should have been handled differently’

2016-12-07 12:02

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During a public session of the gender studies conference g16, which was held 23–25 November in Linköping, Sweden, an external visitor acted in a threatening manner. Some of the conference participants trying to act on the situation were then asked by the security gards to leave. Gender in Sweden talked to Silje Lundgren, conference coordinator from Tema Genus, the department of Gender Studies in Linköping.

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The organizing committee of g16: We must mobilize better for safe spaces

2016-12-06 16:00

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From the organizing committee of the g16 conference, we would like to thank Jin Haritaworn for their story about, and important reflections on, safety and security in relation to the events at the g16 conference in Linköping by the end of November. Their text, published by Feministiskt perspektiv De...

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The New Gender Equality Policy Focuses on Education System

2016-12-01 14:45

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The Swedish government has now set out the direction for future gender equality policy. In addition to a new gender equality agency, the government proposes two new national gender equality objectives, for education and health, as well as a revision of the national specifications of academic degrees, the so-called Qualifications Ordinance.

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Röster från g16 // Voices from g16

2016-11-24 10:30

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Möt några av de omkring 400 besökarna på Sveriges största genuskonferens, g16, i Linköping. Här publicerar vi deras röster, tankar och upplevelser från konferensen. Texten uppdateras löpande // Meet some of the around 400  visitors at Sweden's largest gender conference, g16, in Linköping. Here, we p...

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Portrait: political poet and new professor

2016-11-21 12:44

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Hanna Hallgren is the much-appreciated poet who was recently appointed professor of literary composition at the University of Gothenburg’s Valand Academy. She shows how politics and aesthetics can be combined in an attractive way. Genus.se talked to Hanna Hallgren about practising patience and slowness, political writing as the only way to really be able to say something and the joy of being alive.

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Funding for research on gender equality in academia

2016-11-14 10:58

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The Nordic countries often find themselves at the very top of international gender equality rankings. But when it comes to the share of women at the higher levels in academia, the Nordic countries place right around the European average. Nordforsk, an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers, has granted NOK 41.8 million to two research projects aiming to change this.

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Journey through the night at g16

2016-11-07 15:52

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Poet, author and researcher Mara Lee will take the participants at Sweden’s largest gender conference, g16, on a journey through the night. Packed in her suitcases on the journey is her PhD thesis titled När andra skriver – skrivande som motstånd, ansvar och time [The Writing of Others: Writing Conceived as Resistance, Responsibility and Time]. Mara Lee is internationally known for her novels Ladies and Salome, and at g16 we will meet an author who brings theory to life and shows how to offer resistance through creative writing.

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Different paths to gender equality in Nordic academia

2016-11-02 10:22

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The higher the level in the academic hierarchy, the fewer the women. Several campaigns to increase the gender equality in academia are now underway in the Nordic countries.

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Portrait: The pioneer of intersectional analysis

2016-10-25 13:35

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Diana Mulinari is a pioneer when it comes to intersectionality. She and her colleagues Irene Molina and Paulina de los Reyes are known for having introduced the concept in Sweden with their anthology Maktens (o)lika förklädnader. This was in 2002 and Sweden was not yet ready to open its eyes to the intersection between racism, class and gender that the researchers pointed to in the book.

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Nina Lykke new honorary doctor at Karlstad University

2016-10-18 14:44

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Renowned scholars Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti and Jackie Stacey will help celebrate Professor Nina Lykke when she becomes new honorary doctor at Karlstad University on 20 October. Nina Lykke is also involved in Sweden’s largest gender conference, g16, and is one of the persons who helped bring the conference to Linköping.

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Gender issues in focus in US election campaign

2016-10-13 10:32

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The upcoming US election will go down in history. For the first time ever, a woman has a realistic chance of winning. Her only true opponent is a candidate known for his repeated racist and sexist remarks. US gender researchers are trying to understand what is happening.

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Portrait: ‘Important to go global’

2016-09-29 19:29

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Helle Rydström is the gender scholar who began her academic career by herding buffaloes in Vietnam. She did so to learn about gender socialization, power and violence in rural Vietnamese families. Today she works as a Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University in Sweden.

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Queer through the lens of the camera

2016-09-09 11:41

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How can queer community be portrayed through photography and photographic practices? Annica Karlsson Rixon has explored this question through two artworks, which are now becoming a PhD thesis in photography.

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Long history of uncovering Muslim women

2016-09-07 17:10

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The French burkini ban is part of a long tradition of stopping Muslim women from wearing religious attire. For example, during the colonial period in Algeria, Arab women were stripped of their veils at public ceremonies, says Edda Manga, racism researcher and historian of ideas.

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Swedish database opens up for global studies on gender equality in media

2016-08-24 16:03

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An international research group coordinated from Gothenburg has this year laid the groundwork for a new, unique database for comparative studies on gender and journalism. The group’s objective is to put the lack of gender equality in the news reporting in a larger perspective.

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Portrait: The ills of a neoliberal academic world

2016-08-22 10:30

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Siv Fahlgren became a professor just before she retired. She has witnessed a lot of change over her 35 years in academia. She is critical of the neoliberal development of expecting all research to lead to economic growth and new patents.

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‘Collegiality in its ideal form does not benefit men over women’

2016-08-22 00:34

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As part of the debate on how universities and public administration have been impacted by governance ideals from the business sector, a new book explores the situation in academia. ‘Today there are several governance ideals that clash with each other, and this causes problems,’ says Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, one of the authors behind the book about collegial governance.

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New law will hit women, children and LGBT persons hard

2016-08-21 19:25

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If the Swedish parliament votes ‘yes’ to the proposed new migration policy on 21 June, then women, children and LGBT persons, regardless of gender, who are seeking asylum in Sweden will suffer the most. The point is made by Annkatrin Meyersson and Baharan Kazemi, researchers at the University of Gothenburg.

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g16: Linköping planning big gender party

2016-08-19 13:58

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The registration for Sweden’s largest gender conference g16 is now open! This year the event will be held in Linköping. Conference coordinator Silje Lundgren tells us why.

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Guidelines for gender mainstreaming Academia

2016-06-22 14:24

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The work with the assignment to gender mainstream academia continues! On June 8 the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research arranged a second network meeting for sharing experiences between the universities assigned by the government to develop their work with gender mainstreaming. The focus at the ...

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Formulation of goals a big challenge for GMGA agencies

2016-06-02 11:02

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Gender and gender equality are knowledge domains. Thus, extensive analysis is required in order to describe what gender inequality looks like in different activity areas. Only then can goals be formulated for gender equality work at different levels. In a survey of the participants in the Swedish programme titled Gender Mainstreaming in Government Agencies (GMGA), many agencies respond that this is a big challenge.

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Rivers crossing disciplinary boundaries

2016-06-01 11:44

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May-Britt Öhman’s research on dams and hydropower exploitation transcends the boundaries of several disciplinary domains and can be perceived as an odd bird in both the natural sciences and the humanities. ‘Interaction across disciplinary boundaries requires openness between researchers, humbleness and a willingness to understand each other,’ says Cecilia Åsberg, professor at Tema Genus.

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How gender researchers get funded

2016-06-01 11:01

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Money from a few major funding sources or a mosaic of many small ones? The funding of gender research varies significantly across higher education institutions. Genus.se has talked to three research environments.

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Portrait: The voices of black women are missing

2016-05-16 09:30

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Victoria Kawesa is one of the originators of the concept of Afrophobia, is third on the Swedish Feminist Initiative’s list of candidates for parliament and is working on the first Swedish PhD thesis on black feminism and whiteness. She sees activism, policy making and research as different sides of the same coin.

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Gender equality education for newcomers must be based on research

2016-05-02 07:00

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Gender equality education for newly arrived immigrants is not a new phenomenon in Sweden. But the information material that has been used gives an incorrect view of what Sweden is really like, says Jennie K Larsson, PhD in ethnicity and migration at Linköping University. Researchers point to the need for both norm-critical and antiracist perspectives in order for the government’s initiative to turn out as intended.

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New PhD theses on the struggles of women’s studies

2016-04-26 11:03

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A lot remains to be told about the history of gender research, according to Daniel Nyström, a scholar in the field of history of ideas. ‘The early women’s historians and their work have been marginalised by their very own field,’ he says.

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New network formed at music conference in Örebro, Sweden

2016-04-20 10:00

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Scholars from around the world gathered in Örebro, Sweden, for a conference on the theme of gender and music. Musicology researcher Sam de Boise tells genus.se what happened at the conference and about the new global network GeMus.

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Refugee situation affects the image of unaccompanied minors

2016-04-18 18:00

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That non-white men are portrayed as perpetrators from patriarchal cultures is old news. The phenomenon of sexualising racialised men is colonial in origin. But why was the focus turned to unaccompanied minors this particular winter and how does the debate affect the refugee boys?

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Gender researchers are challenging boundaries in academia

2016-04-16 06:45

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The first PhD theses in women’s history were presented in the early 1960s. Today, almost 1 500 theses later, gender research is a well-established field. Genus.se has talked to PhD student Desireé Ljungcrantz and professor Ulla Manns about changes and new trends in these publications.

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Portrait: Gabriele Griffin – new professor in Uppsala

2016-04-14 10:43

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Growing up with three sisters and a mother, all with strong personalities was something that had a big influence on Gabriele Griffin. She thinks that this is where her interest in women and their work started. She was also strongly influenced by the Women’s Movement of the late 1970s which heralded changes inside and outside of the academy: I loved the Women’s Movement! It spoke to my affinity with strong women and I fully supported the demands that they were making.

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The new genus.se – launched today!

2016-03-21 13:11

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Are you curious about new gender research? Are you looking for funding for your research? Do you want to know which government agencies and universities who are working with gender mainstreaming? If so, the new genus.se will be of great benefit to you.

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New programme for gender equality in Swedish higher education

2016-03-18 16:10

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The Swedish government is investing SEK 25 million in making the country’s higher education sector gender equal. Thirty-three universities and university colleges will receive gender mainstreaming support from the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research. The four-year programme was officially launched in Stockholm on the 16th of April.

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Boundaries, Mobility and Mobilisation at g16

2016-03-09 14:29

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What’s the theme of g16 going to be? Genus.se talked to Wibke Straube, one of the members of the scientific committee, about this and about which keynotes have been confirmed for the conference.

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Feminists from different continents give their take on the most pressing issues

2016-03-08 09:33

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Today is International Women's Day. To mark it NIKK and genus.se has asked activists, researchers and debaters from different continents to share their most important feminist issue.

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Difficult to identify Nordic investments in gender equality research

2016-03-04 09:33

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Gender equality is often mentioned as a strength and an important export of the Nordic countries. Yet neither the Research Council of Norway nor Norwegian and Finnish researchers think that enough funding is granted for research in the field.

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Portrait: A pioneer within women’s and gender history

2016-02-29 14:15

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Gunhild Kyle, a pioneer in Swedish women's studies, has died. She was 94 years old and her passing ended a long and eventful journey as northern Europe’s first professor in women’s history, appointed on the International Women’s Day 8 March 1984.

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The Secretariat contributes to gender perspectives in Horizon 2020

2016-02-24 08:07

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The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research is participating in a new advocacy platform intended to promote among for example gender perspectives in the EU research programme Horizon 2020. The platform is also meant to strengthen the funding opportunities for Swedish research projects.

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Gender mainstreaming of all Swedish universities

2016-01-25 13:14

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The Swedish government has decided to mandate gender mainstreaming of all of the country’s higher education institutions, and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at the University of Gothenburg has been commissioned to support the process.

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Call for papers g16

2016-01-20 11:18

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Now there is a Call for papers for g16. The conference theme is Boundaries, Mobility and Mobilization and is taking place in Linköping November 23d-25th. Submit your abstract no later than March 18 2016.

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Government inquiry leaves out intersex people

2015-12-14 07:00

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An inquiry commissioned by the Swedish government proposes that people should be able to change their legal gender without having to submit to medical intervention. Researchers are positive to the idea but are at the same time critical of other parts of the inquiry.

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A new national structure for gender equality policy

2015-12-11 11:19

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The Swedish gender equality commission proposes new aims and a new national agency for gender equality policy. Calls for more long-term organisation of the national gender equality work have been heard for a long time. The Swedish gender equality commission recently presented its final report to ...

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Midwife wasn’t discriminated against

2015-12-02 12:34

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The hospitals did not do anything wrong when they refused to hire a midwife who would not perform abortions. The ruling in the Swedish ‘midwife case’ was announced yesterday.

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New statistics database for Nordic gender equality

2015-11-20 10:45

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A new statistics database shows how far the Nordic countries have come in the area of gender equality. Åland stands out by having more women than men in the labour force.

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Gender mainstreaming at Gender Summit 7

2015-11-19 13:22

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The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research was present when over 300 visitors from all over the world met for Gender Summit 7. Participating with two presentations, the Secretariat addressed issues of both gender bias in research allocation and the complexity of adding a qualitative dimension to gender equality work.

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Nordic Journal Lambda Nordica celebrates 20 Years

2015-11-11 10:35

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Lambda Nordica has long been unique in the Nordic context. In the future, the journal aims to break the Anglo-American dominance in LGBTQ research. The Nordic journal Lambda Nordica is turning 20 years old. We asked a group of Nordic gender scholars who have followed Lambda Nordica’s development about what the journal means and has meant to them and for Nordic LGBTQ research.

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The Secretariat is visiting gender environments

2015-10-12 09:52

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This year the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research is visiting 13 of the country’s higher education institutions involved in gender research and education. We are now almost through the list of planned visits and are ready to share some observations.

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Closed appointment procedures increase gender imbalances in academia

2015-09-30 14:29

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Danish researcher Mathias Wullum Nielsen has studied gender equality in the academic world – for example how the discourse, practice and implemented measures differ between the Scandinavian countries. In an article recently published in Nature, he writes about the problem of appointing academics without an open call for applications.

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Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research supporting gender mainstreaming in academia

2015-09-21 15:22

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The University of Gothenburg and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research will be commissioned to lead the work with gender mainstreaming in higher education. This is suggested in the Swedish government’s new budget bill, presented Monday. ‘I see gender mainstreaming as an important aspect of ...

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Gender inequalities in research funding call for political intervention

2015-09-16 10:22

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The current system for research funding may be reinforcing the gender-unequal structures in academia. This is the conclusion of a research review presented by the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research.

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Islamic feminism gaining momentum

2015-08-13 10:21

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In both the Western and the Muslim world, feminism is often considered a Western project. Nevertheless, says Ann Kull, Islamologist at Lund University, the Islamic feminism is gaining momentum. Even if it is often called something else.

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New centre for feminist posthumanities environmental research

2015-08-11 10:14

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At present, nearly all aspects of our world are influenced by human activities. Researchers have even begun talking about how our planet has entered a new era – the Anthropocene. At Linköping University, a centre for feminist posthumanities environmental research is currently being formed. The centre will explore the dissolving of the boundary between nature and culture and what implications it may have.

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Gender equality index puts pressure on EU governments

2015-06-29 13:20

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An index presented 25 June shows that the EU countries remain far from gender equal. Sweden tops the list, despite its still highly segregated labour market.

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Academic position – a gender issue

2015-06-15 14:48

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The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research will soon publish a research review on gender equality in the allocation of research funding. Louise Grip is one of the authors:‘The studies on collegial evaluation show that partiality and discrimination are connected to implicit notions of quality.’

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Sexuality in focus at gender conference in Rovaniemi

2015-06-05 09:55

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Over 300 visitors from 34 countries participated in the 9th European Feminist Research Conference in Rovaniemi, Finland, held 3–6 June. Genus.se talked to Liisa Husu, Örebro University, who attended the event. The political situation in Finland

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Swedish mainstreaming at European conference

2015-06-02 11:08

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The Gender Summit 7 Europe in Berlin this fall gathers researchers, policy makers, science and innovation leaders and other stakeholders in the field of science. The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research will be there to talk about gender mainstreaming.

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Equal distribution requires fair assessment

2015-06-01 13:07

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Support of young researchers, broader recruitment and equal distribution of research funding. These are some of the measures proposed by the Swedish government to achieve gender equality in academia and research funding. Can position explain gender inequality?

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Two-year rule locking women into violent relationships

2015-05-06 15:59

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In Sweden, ‘imported wives’ are more likely than other married women to experience domestic violence. The number of women who contact the country’s women’s shelters for support has tripled, according to new statistics. Yet the number of unknown cases is most likely very large – a problem that can be attributed to the so-called two-year rule for immigrants, say both researcher and practitioners.

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The end of the Nordic Summer University?

2015-04-29 07:51

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In 2016, lack of funding may put an end to the Nordic Summer University, NSU. The situation can be blamed on research policy and weaknesses in NSU’s operations, says the Nordic Council of Ministers. Not at all, says NSU and points to errors in the evaluation and the prevailing attitudes to research and knowledge.

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The Swedish Association for Gender Studies elected new board

2015-04-15 07:54

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The Swedish Association for Gender Studies aims to gather the country’s gender researchers and plays an important role in dialogues on the conditions for research. Newly elected Chair Paulina de los Reyes points to the great width and diversity of gender research as an asset in the development of the field.

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Exploited foreign women lacking support in law

2015-03-31 11:26

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Women from foreign countries who come to Norway and Sweden to form families with Norwegian and Swedish men lack support if they become victims of domestic violence. This was the theme of the conference Kvinnor och barn i rättens gränsland – women and children in the legal borderland – arranged 17 March in Oslo.

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Sweden expands gender mainstreaming programme

2015-03-24 14:30

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An expanded Swedish government programme will support the gender mainstreaming work in government agencies. Gender mainstreaming is on the agenda in all Nordic countries, but the conditions differ.

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Who is silenced by the freedom of speech?

2015-03-20 14:47

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The dividing line between religion and secularism is receiving increasing attention. The discussion has intensified in the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the debate meeting in Copenhagen. But what feminist challenges does this bring? Gender researcher Lena Martinsson addressed the issue at the University of Gothenburg during a day of seminars in connection with 8 March.

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Innovation council without gender expertise

2015-03-09 08:00

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The Swedish government has started a new national innovation council. It consists of ten members, but lacks expertise when it comes to gender and gender equality. And this despite the Prime Minister’s declaration to lead a feminist government.

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SEK 26 million in gender equality support

2015-01-29 08:02

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Press Release: The Swedish government is spending SEK 26 million to support the gender equality work in 41 government agencies. It is a diverse group of agencies that over a period of four years will receive unique support from the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research in their gender mainstreaming work.

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Making Change: Towards Gender Equality in the Media

2014-12-18 08:47

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How can media promote gender equality? What influence can be achieved by activists? How can research contribute to the knowledge about gender equality? These are the topics of a new anthology. 

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New minister wants to make Sweden a model for gender equality

2014-12-09 17:11

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The Nordic countries have extensive experience with gender equality work and therefore play a central role internationally, says Sweden’s new gender equality minister Åsa Regnér. ‘If we in the Nordic region don’t push the important issues related to sexual and reproductive health, nobody else will. It’s that simple.’

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The Sami feminist struggle

2014-12-01 08:08

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The Sami feminist struggle was in focus on several occasions at the gender research conference g14 – Challenging Power in Umeå, Sweden. Researchers and artists gathered under the heading 'Life and Death – 1010 Years of Sami Feminist Struggle' to discuss Sami experiences in a gender perspective. One conclusion reached was that the postcolonial feminism in Sweden should include and learn more about Sami experiences.

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Norm breaking in academia

2014-11-21 08:11

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Men in the gender equality world and racialised people in academia are two non-normative groups, yet the consequences of their norm breaking are completely opposite. One group is rewarded, the other marginalised. This was one of the topics discussed at the Swedish national gender equality conference for universities and university colleges.

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Anti-racist feminism in Sweden

2014-11-18 14:35

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During the conference "Nordiskt Forum Malmö 2014 - New Action on Women's Rights", the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research had a showcase booth where visitors could share on Instagram what they felt passionate about. Many visitors shared a passion for anti-racist feminism. Based on the involvement and interest during Nordiskt Forum 2014, the Secretariat has published a series of articles on anti-racist feminism in Sweden.

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Formal qualifications not always enough for a career in academia

2014-11-10 08:13

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Thirty-seven gender equality projects in academia received SEK 47 million from the Delegation for Gender Equality in Higher Education. The final report of the programme, discussed at a conference held 5 November 2014, shows among other things that the common self-image in higher education as being strictly meritocratic is incorrect and presents an obstacle to gender equality.

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New global association of leading centres of advanced gender studies

2014-10-28 08:15

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'This is an important step that widens the international platform of gender studies', says Örebro Professor Liisa Husu on the new association the International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies, RINGS. It was formally founded October 24 in Örebro. 21 research centres from 14 countries were represented.

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Sure boys can write!

2014-10-17 08:49

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Pojkar kan visst skriva! - Sure boys can write! - is the title of Katharina Andersson's doctoral thesis, where she studies what school children actually can do instead of looking for their weaknesses. By analysing only boys' writing, their abilities could be assessed and interpreted without comparing them with girls.

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A boost for gender research

2014-10-17 08:17

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Gender research is central to the development of knowledge about how a gender-equal society can be achieved. The point is made by Sweden's new minister for research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. She wants to strengthen gender research by securing gender competence in assessment of research.

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Who can call themselves anti-racist feminists?

2014-09-25 08:51

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The anti-racist feminist movement is growing and raising its voice. Discussions on racism and whiteness are becoming increasingly common in newspapers, on the internet and in social media. - We have a different debate today than just three years ago, says Tobias Hübinette, researcher at the Multicultural Centre.

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Evaluation of the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research showing positive results

2014-09-25 08:21

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Nine out of ten say they would recommend others to turn to the Secretariat with gender and gender equality matters.

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Global struggle for anti-racism and feminism

2014-09-19 08:52

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Feminism and anti-racism join hands in women's movements around the world. In large South American cities, marginalised and racialised women have taken charge of the development of housing. Turkish feminists are questioning their country’s nationalist ideology and discrimination of ethnic minorities.

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Expert from the Secretariat to the Council of Europe

2014-09-16 08:26

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Lillemor Dahlgren at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research has been selected to represent Sweden in the Council of Europe's Gender Equality Commission (GEC). As a member of GEC, she hopes to be able to contribute to the gender mainstreaming work in the member states, but also to bring new experiences back to Sweden.

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The emergence of anti-racist feminism

2014-09-12 08:54

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The combination of antiracism and feminism is not by any means new. Yet in Sweden the whiteness norm was not seriously questioned until the 21st century. The murder of Fadime Sahindal and the debate around honour-related violence were two important factors behind this development.

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Maria Grönroos elected to board of Atgender

2014-07-02 08:56

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Maria Grönroos, deputy manager of the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research and director of NIKK, was elected into the board of Atgender at a conference in Barcelona in July 2014. Grönroos hopes that the organisation will promote cooperation across national boundaries and bring feminist forces in Europe together.What do you think Atgender should focus more on?

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Various routes are taken in Nordic equal opportunities policy

2013-09-09 15:42

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The Nordic countries are often thought of as an ideal when it comes to gender equality and they are highly ranked in international comparisons. However, this does not reflect the whole truth about equality in the Nordic countries.

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Europe is coming to Gothenburg with ATGENDER

2012-12-13 13:48

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Preparations are underway. Participants will come from all over Europe for the three-day conference to discuss gender and equality issues with a focus on teaching.

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NIKK moves to Sweden

2012-10-16 10:55

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Nordic information on gender equality policy and research will be co-ordinated by the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research in the future, the Nordic Council of Ministers has decided.

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EU parliamentarians want suggestions

2012-05-30 08:30

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‘Let us know if you have any suggestions,’ said Kent Johansson from the Centre Party when the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research arranged a seminar in the EU Parliament on future EU research policy.

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Men’s depression often passes unnoticed in healthcare

2012-05-14 08:16

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Depression is a major cause of sick leave and a growing threat to public health. Twice as many women as men are diagnosed, yet many researchers believe that men’s depression often passes through the healthcare system unnoticed. In addition, it is more difficult for men to ask for help.

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Hurrying to add gender to EU’s next framework programme

2012-04-23 11:43

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On 30 November 2011 the European Commission presented a draft of Horizon 2020, which will replace the EU’s seventh framework programme in 2014. The research shall be aimed at responding to shared societal challenges more than in the past. There will be a focus on innovation. But what is the role of gender research in all of this?

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Gender research in the European Parliament

2012-04-23 11:25

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The gender perspective is poorly represented in the new EU research programme proposed by the European Commission, Horizon 2020. To shed light on the importance of gender research, the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research and Vinnova will hold a seminar in the European Parliament on 26 April.

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“War on terror” in the name of feminism

2012-01-25 11:28

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The 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City led to a hunt for alleged terrorists worldwide. In American war propaganda, liberating oppressed women was an argument for strikes against Afghanistan and Iraq. Several researchers hold the view that the so-called war against terrorism resulted, instead, in a gigantic setback for gender equality.

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“Anti-school attitudes” reduce boys’ job chances

2011-10-06 15:31

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Boys have performed less well than girls at school for as long as such performance has been measured. Nonetheless, to date, the labour market’s winners have been male. So why do we refer to boys’ ‘underperformance’, or ‘underachievement’, as a problem nowadays?

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Gender perspective boosts innovativeness

2011-08-08 09:28

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‘Gender and innovation’ is a new research area, almost entirely confined to Sweden so far. Combining gender studies and innovation research is new, but the two fields have much in common.

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A long way before women got their half

2011-03-24 11:48

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Although quotation is still seen as a controversial method in Sweden, the attitude has changed radically since the question was first addressed in the 1920s. The struggle for women’s political representation has given results. However it has been a long fight to increase the number of women in Parliament.

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New thesis questions the explanations to gender wage gap

2010-04-19 12:00

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The gender wage gap is accounted for to a substantial degree by the sex composition of occupations. Charlotta Magnusson, at Stockholm University, examines the mechanisms that produce this pattern.

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Passionate resistance against heteronormativity

2010-04-08 13:37

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The activists studied in Cathrin Wasshede’s doctoral thesis promote politics that move boundaries and give rise to new opportunities. At the same time, new power structures are formed in areas that were intended to be free of such mechanisms.

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Lebanese database for female experts

2010-03-31 12:56

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Recently the new online database Who is she in Lebanon? was established. The database displays female experts in a range of areas and is administrated by the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab world, IWSAW, at the Lebanese American University. Maysa Hajj Ballan is web editor of the database.

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Archaeology beyond the great hunter

2010-03-17 10:46

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Tove Hjørungdal, new Professor of Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg, uses the gender perspective in her research.

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Call for European conference in Sweden

2010-02-17 08:32

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First announcement for the European conference EQUALITY, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY – DO THEY MIX? 25-26 November 2010, Linköping University, Sweden

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Queer political struggles in Trikster

2010-02-04 08:35

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The fourth issue of "Trikster - Nordic Queer Journal" focuses on present queer political struggles.The fourth issue of Trikster - Nordic Queer Journal focuses on present queer political struggles.

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Strindberg reconsidered

2010-01-25 13:49

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The official picture of the author August Strindberg is multifaceted. Radical social iconoclast, insane misogynist, genius and imposing national poet are some of his epithets. The picture becomes even more complex when studied in the light of new queer theory.

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Middle managers as change agents

2010-01-20 13:55

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The English popular version of the Swedish project Middle managers as change agents is now available for purchase or free download. Description "Why are the men expected to be the ones doing the talking at meetings? Why, when minutes have to be taken, are women expected to take on the secretarial ...

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What is gender pedagogy?

2010-01-12 11:54

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Gender pedagogy, interpreted as the study of teaching from a gender perspective, has long been a subject of research. It was not until after the turn of the millennium that this concept was spread under the name of pedagogy with a focus on gender. What, then, is gender pedagogy? And how equal and gender-conscious are preschools and other schools in Sweden?

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Teaching with gender

2010-01-11 08:40

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The final book in the "Teaching with gender"-series is now released. The eight books focus on learning and teaching in the interdisciplinary field of gender studies.

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Gender Research in Sweden 2009

2010-01-07 11:13

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For once, two years have passed since the last issue of Gender Research in Sweden. The articles in this issue have then been collected for a longer period of time than usual. Swedish gender research is more comprehensive and broader than ever, which makes it impossible to give an exhaustive descript...

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Case Africa – Sex & Politics in Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies

2009-10-09 08:42

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NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies - new theme issue 3/2009 Case Africa - Sex & Politics is out! The online version can be found here.

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Report on women and men in higher education

2009-04-01 13:08

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Swedish National Agency for Higher Education has recently produced a report on women and men in higher education. Focusing on developments in the last 10 years, the report gives a current and comprehensive picture of the paths followed by women and men through the education system, career paths in the academic community and elsewhere, and it also makes international comparisons.

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NIKK magasin no 1/2009 on leadership and prostitution

2009-03-26 16:17

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Berit Ås from Norway is best known for her theory on the five master suppression techniques. Meet her in the new issue of NIKK magasin which focuses on leadership and prostitution.

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Portrait: She chose a life outside the academy

2009-02-20 13:10

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According to an old Swedish primary school cliché, love always begins with a lover's quarrel. For Carin Holmberg, sociologist and researcher on violence, it is, at least in theory, the other way round.

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Centres of Gender Excellence in Sweden evaluated

2009-01-10 16:21

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The three Swedish Centres of Gender Excellence granted for funds by the Swedish Research Council in 2006 has been evaluated.

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Gender Researchers Database

2008-11-05 08:48

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A new database with Swedish gender experts is now available online. In the database you can find Swedish gender researchers, from PhD candidates and above. The database is also available in English.

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Programme for gender mainstreaming

2008-09-16 08:51

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The 3rd of july the secretariat received a new assignment from the Swedish government. The purpose is to form a support for governmental agencies in their work with gender mainstreaming.

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Portrait: Catharina Landström

2007-09-04 13:01

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When the sport utility vehicle became a hot item among American women, the car industry reacted with mixed feelings of fear and excitement. The gigantic car, with its dark colours and powerful engine, was meant to appeal to the wealthy middle-class man. – The new pattern of consumption created chaos with those who never took the gender order of car culture for granted, says Catharina Landström, who holds a Docent in Theory of Science.

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60 million for gender research

2006-12-18 16:40

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The Universities of Uppsala, Umeå and Linköping were the winners of the call for proposals for "Centers of Gender Excellence". The international panel of judges was impressed by Swedish research.

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The hymen – only a myth

2006-08-28 14:56

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There is no such thing as the hymen. It is only a myth, say Carola Eriksson and Monica Christianson, midwives and doctoral students at Umeå University.

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Few women professors in Sweden

2006-08-28 14:51

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Why is it that Sweden and Norway - countries that have invested actively in gender equality for a long time – have not been as successful as the Baltic countries or many Eastern European or Mediterranean countries?

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Fundings for excellent gender research

2006-08-23 09:40

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The Swedish Research Council offers funding for what have been called Centers of Gender Excellence. The funds may amount to four million SEK per year for five years.

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Ministerial Conference on Gender Equality

2006-06-09 14:27

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The 6th European Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men: "Human rights and economic challenges in Europe - gender equality" is taking place in Stockholm, 8-9 June 2006.

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Portrait: Paulina de los Reyes

2006-05-09 13:56

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Paulina de los Reyes published three books last year, and she is an expert for the government's investigation on discrimination. 'lntersectionality' is a key word for this economic historian, in whose view categories such as gender and ethnicity interact when power is created.

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Response to the proposal for the 7th Frame Programme

2005-06-30 08:55

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To the European Commission, members of the European Parliament, Nordic representatives, and EU research ministers.

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Portrait: Britta Lundgren

2005-05-02 11:23

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– I want to discuss and support, not act as a kind of policeman pointing directions. That is contrary to my way of collaborating with others. So says Britta Lundgren, Head of the National Graduate School of Gender Studies and newly-appointed Chair of the Committee for Gender Research of the Swedish Research Council.

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The need for gender research

2005-01-13 15:52

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Gender research focuses on a number of areas of great importance for politics, social policy, economics, technological development and innovation in Europe. Research on gender related violence, possibilities of combining work and family life, gender biased business administrations, women’s participa...

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Portrait: Maud Eduards

2002-05-18 10:34

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In order to cross the highway, women criss-cross between cars instead of taking the pedestrian underpass. In a choice between two dangers, many women prefer being run over to being attacked and abused.

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Portrait: Ulla Wikander

2001-03-25 11:36

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"Why not subsidise pizzerias, if we are going to subsidise household help? Both could be regarded as aid for stressed-out households." "Or, are we subsidising household help in order to create new jobs? If that is the case, there is a lot of work to be done in the public sector. Or we could subsidise the laundries that take care of people's wash, that would probably create more job opportunities."

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