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Women's health and Equal Opportunities
03. September 2009

From 2005 to 2007 The Feminist Group Ottar participated in the project Women’s Health and Equal Opportunities. Our main aims and objectives were:

  • Women becoming more assertive in taking responsibility for their own health
  • To provide equal opportunities and conditions in health care for women at all levels including education, legislation, political, social and environmental.
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The rise and fall of the Joint Action in Norway

The Project Nordic Prostitution Policy Reform comments on activist campaigning

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Criminalizing buyers of sex acts

Norway got a new law criminalizing the buyers of sex acts today. The Feminist Group Ottar has worked hard for years and years to get this law. We sat at the gallery and cheered as the law passed in Parliament. After we celebrated with champagne and singing.

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Same sex marriage law passed by wide majority

Same sex partners will now be able marry as the Norwegian parliament passed a new marriage law on Wednesday. Adoption will be easier and lesbian couples will qualify for state funded fertility treatment.

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Gender in Norway

Gender in Norway is an English language information service about official gender equality work, gender research, and gender statistics in Norway. Go to