State of Nordic Fathers

14.11.19 | Event
Father and child - #DadOnBoard
Moa Karlberg
Join us to celebrate Fathers Week and the launch of State of Nordic Fathers. Fathers Week, the week before International Men’s Day, is where we gather fathers, influencers and decision makers to talk about dads, parental leave and gender equality. Key findings from the new survey-based report State of Nordic Fathers will be presented.




03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Join us for a discussion between men on fatherhood, barriers and gender stereotypes that hold dads back from taking more parental leave, where we ask: How can the Nordics run the last and longest mile towards equal parenting? 

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15.00 - Welcome

  • Caroline Rusten, UN Women
  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland
  • Mogens Jensen, Danish Minister for Food, Fisheries, Nordic Cooperation and Equal Opportunities  


15.25 - Key findings of State of Nordic Fathers, by MÄN  


15.45 - Panel debate moderated by Adam Holm, Father, Journalist, TV and Radio Host

  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Father and President of Iceland
  • Thomas Blomqvist, Father and Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality of Finland

  • Ché Nembhard, Project Lead on State of Nordic Fathers, Promundo 
  • Bjarne Corydon, Father, Chief Editor of Børsen
  • Silva Eiseb Söderstrand, Father and Electrician
  • Pelle Hvenegaard, Father, Actor and Author of Dear Zoe Ukhona


16.40 - Keynote listeners, will play an integral role in reflecting on and summarizing key political and take home messages, including Tommy Ahlers, Danish Member of Parliament  

16.50 - Closing words by Paula Lehtomäki, Nordic Council of Ministers  


Kindly register your participation here

Please note that there is a limited number of seats.

The panel debate is live-streaming and takes place from 15:00 to 17:00, followed by a reception from 17.00 to 18.00. Where: The Lounge Area 9, UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 København Ø

Please make sure to bring a photo ID for the registration and security check.

Kindly allow sufficient time for the security check upon arrival.



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