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    The Norwegian ‘Oil Fund’ and human rights

    Margunn Bjørnholt, director of Policy and Social Research, spoke on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (the ‘Oil Fund’) from a human rights perspective at a side event on the financial crisis, the recession and human rights during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

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Research Professor Margunn Bjørnholt spoke on prevention of violence against women in the Nordic countries

Research Professor Margunn Bjørnholt from NKVTS and PSR spoke on “Gender-blind or gender-based prevention” at the Nordic conference “Preventing violence against women in the Nordic countries” on 8 March 2018. The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Ministry of Children and Equality and marked the conclusion of the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. Read more on Regjeringen.no.

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PSR receives grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers for research network on care in the Nordic welfare states

Policy and Social Research (PSR), the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University (Denmark) and the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (Finland) have received a grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Gender Equality Fund for a research network on care in the Nordic welfare states.

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Margunn Bjørnholt joins the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies

Margunn Bjørnholt joins the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) as a research professor from 1 January 2016. She will head a 3-year research project on intimate partner violence, with particular emphasis on gender, gender equality and power relations. The project is funded by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

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Margunn Bjørnholt evaluated as professor competent

Senior Researcher Margunn Bjørnholt has been awarded competence as a (full) professor in gender studies by an evaluation committee appointed by the University of Stavanger. The committee consisted of Nina Lykke (Linköping University), May-Len Skilbrei (University of Oslo Faculty of Law) and Oluf Langhelle (University of Stavanger).

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