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Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism

July 16, 2012

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Despite a global reputation for gender equality, certain Scandinavian countries disadvantage female scholars with sexist attitudes towards ‘women-friendly’ work policies.These are the findings of a new study on equality in universities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the share of professorships among women are below the European average. The research, which reveals female academics’ perceptions […]

Rise in abuse of foreign wives in Sweden: report

February 17, 2011

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Reports of assault and sexual abuse from women who come to Sweden to be with Swedish men have become increasingly common, according to a new report. n 2009, 552 women sought help from women’s emergency shelters in Sweden due to domestic violence, nearly a 10 percent increase from the 515 women who sought help the […]