Fathers in the Nordic Region are able to take paternity leave, and women sit on the boards of large companies. It is just as normal for a woman to pick up her briefcase and head to the office every morning as it is for a man. We have made great progress in gender equality in the Nordic Region, but we still face major challenges – such as human trafficking and a labour market divided on gender lines.
The Nordic governments' co-operation in the area of gender equality is led by the Nordic ministers for gender equality which makes up MR-JÄM. The Nordic countries' joint cultural, historical and democratic traditions allow them to develop a close and constructive partnership in the areas of gender equality.