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Job hunt: Middle aged and older – get cold shoulder

The chances of being considered for a job seem to drop significantly when applicants are in their 40s, even if they otherwise have identical qualifications as younger persons, according to a Swedish study.

Hiring Knut ahead of Muhammed

Despite the fact that both men have grown up in Norway and have the same education and work experience, Norwegian employers choose Knut more often than Muhammed.

The female half of a crime duo is the smarter one

When a man and a woman are partners in crime, the woman is most likely to succeed. Researcher believes this is due to an attitude of discrimination.

Courts more likely to move against racist and discriminatory speech

The threshold has been lowered for prosecuting and convicting people of hate speech in Norway, according to a Bergen legal scholar.

Female criminals more interesting than women's suffrage

An in-depth look into Norwegian newspapers from 1913 shows that most of the stories about women involved female criminals. The fact that women’s suffrage was introduced in Norway went unnoticed.

Why Norway banned the purchase of sex

The demand for criminalisation of the purchase of sex gained momentum when Nigerian women began selling sex on Oslo's main street.

Sami are stressed by bullying

The Lapps, or Sami people, experience ten times more discrimination than ethnic Norwegians. This leads to psychological stress and depression.

Beaten by their wives

Violence is neither a women’s problem nor a men’s problem, it is a human problem. But men who are physically abused by their partners don't talk about it.

Too much freedom at Norwegian religious schools?

Freedom of religion in Norway offers extensive protection to what can be taught in parochial schools. But do the statutes go too far in protecting religious freedoms to the detriment of other fundamental freedoms?