RESEARCH / INFORMATION
HOST: Nordic Gender Institute - NIKK
Established by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1995, NIKK is a transnational resource- and information centre on gender research and gender equality policies in the Nordic countries. NIKK is currently located at the University of Oslo in Norway. NIKK constitutes a bridge between Nordic gender research and equality politics.
STK - Centre for Gender Research at the university of Oslo
In 2008 you will find five research groups at the Centre: Children, Youth and Gender | Citizenship, Gender and Minorities | Intimacies | Feminist text Studies, Philosophy and History of Ideas | Queer research | Masculinity Studies.
KILDEN - an information centre for gender research in Norway
KILDEN has the national responsibility for promotion and information about Norwegian gender research nationally and abroad. KILDEN's target groups are gender researchers, the academic communities in general, journalists, politicians, public administrators, students and the public in general. Kilden means source in Norwegian and they work mainly online.
Gender in Norway
Gender in Norway is an English language information service about official gender equality work, gender research, and gender statistics in Norway. Gender in Norway is run by KILDEN. The website is a collaboration between various public authorities and agencies in Norway.
Committee for Gender Balance in Research
The Committee for Gender Balance in Research will support and provide recommendations on measures that can contribute to the mainstreaming of the gender equality efforts at the institutions within the university and college sector as well as the research institute sector. The the website http://eng.kifinfo.no works as a source for people who work to improve gender balance in the research sector, and for anyone else interested in the issue of gender equality in science.
Kvinnefronten - The Women's Front of Norway
http://www.kvinnefronten.no (only in Norwegian)
The Women's Front of Norway was founded in 1971. It also publishes the magazine "Fett", www.fett.no (only in Norwegian).
The Feminist Group Ottar
The Feminist Group Ottar is a radical group of feminist activists. Ottar is a women's organisation, independent of the political parties, established in 1991. The organisation is named after the pioneer Elise Ottesen Jensen, called Ottar.
Fokus - Forum for Women and Development
Fokus is a resource centre on international women's issues and a co-ordinating organ for women's organisations in Norway.
The MiRA Centre
The aim of The MiRA Resource Centre is to promote equality for black, immigrant and refugee women in Norway.
Reform - resource centre for men
A non-profit foundation and a national centre for knowledge on men. Receives funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality.
The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
- and the Department of Family Affairs and Equality
The Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud
The Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud was established 1 January 2006. The Ombud contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity and fi ghts discrimination. The Ombud combats discrimination based on gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability and age. The Ombud upholds the law and acts as a proactive agent for equal opportunity throughout society.
Dovile has already been in contact with Randi Solberg, adviser at LDO and her colleague Stian Sigurdsen, and have been invited to visit the Ombud Office. The Lithuanian participants are also interested in visiting different organisations with a human rights perspective:
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR)
NCHR is both the Norwegian human rights commission and a university institute. Its activities comprise research and teaching, activities as the Norwegian national institution for human rights, and international programmes.
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee
The committee is a non-profit NGO that bases its activities on the Helsinki Declaration that was signed in Helsinki in 1975 by more than 35 European and North American states at the Conference of Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The Human Rights Committee of the Norwegian Bar Association http://www.advokatforeningen.no/Organisasjon/Utvalg/Faste-utvalg/Menneskerettighetsutvalget/ (only in Norwegian)
Current focus points:
- To examine children's situation in Norwegian prisons
- The right to housing and the right to health care after UN's International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
- Human rights in the criminal procedure in China
- Enforcement of rules on police arrest