Gender equality the Nordic way: What can we learn from it - Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), 13-24 March 2017
The Nordic societies have enjoyed a long tradition of women’s entrepreneurship, modern welfare states that provide support to working parents (parental leave, subsidized kindergartens, flexible working time arrangements), high levels of women’s participation in the labor market and populations that strongly support the idea of gender equality. Despite high levels of support for women to work, Nordic countries have few women among top-managers and business owners (the Nordic gender equality paradox). There are still gaps of equality as regards pay, full time/part time, there is both a horizontal and vertical segregation, few women in top management positions etc. The panel of ministers will discuss what can be done in order to achieve gender equality in the labour market and the world of work.
CSW61 side events oganized by The Nordic Council of Ministers' (NCM) panel for the Nordic Ministers for Gender Equality.