Equality and social inclusion

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.

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Sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression

Everyone is to have equal rights, irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Kvinner og menn på rekke

Gender Equality

The Norwegian Government is focused on promoting equality and improving anti-discrimination safeguards for all persons. A non-discriminatory society is a pre-requisite for equality and equal opportunities. Robust, clear legislation is needed which prevents discrimination on the basis of gender and provides effective legal protection.

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Persons with disabilities have the same rights as others. Disability policy must be founded on equality and equal status, self-determination, cooperation, participation and inclusion.

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