Equality and diversity
Everyone living in Norway should have equal opportunities to contribute and to participate in the community, regardless of gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation and disability.
Sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression
Everyone has the same rights, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We want to strengthen gender equality and create better protection against discrimination for all. A society free from discrimination is a prerequisite for equality and equal opportunities. Therefore, we must have strong and clear legislation that prevents discrimination on the grounds of gender and strives for effective legal protection.
Persons with disabilities have the same rights as other people. Policies for persons with disabilities shall build on equality and equal status, self-determination, involvement, participation and inclusion.
Related topics and insights
In 2020, the Norwegian government launched the Action plan to combat discrimination and hatred towards Muslims (2020-2023). The aim of the action plan is to prevent and deter racism and discrimination against Muslims and persons believed to be Muslims.
The government’s vision is a society in which everyone can participate. An important means of achieving this vision is good accessibility and environments that are safe and convenient to use. Universal design is an aspect of society that is particularly important for people with disabilities.
Norway’s 23rd/24th report under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Department for Equality, Non-discrimination and International Affairs
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