Equality and social inclusion

The Ministry of Children, and Equality is responsible for coordinating the Government’s policies and legislation concerning equality, discrimination and integration. The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is responsible for the policy towards the Sami people and minorities. <br>Click "More on Equality and social inclusion" to find news articles, press releases and other articles related to this topic. <br>Click "Find document" to search for all documents on government.no related to this topic.

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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. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons must be able to live openly and Norwegian authorities are making efforts to prevent discrimination.

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Gender Equality

The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion has the main responsibility for the work relating to the government's gender equality policy.

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The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion (the Ministry) is responsible for the national anti-discrimination legislation which, among other things, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. In addition, the Ministry coordinates the government's policy regarding persons with disabilities.

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The Government’s Action Plan for Universal Design

2016-03-11: 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.

CERD - Norway’s 23rd/24th report

2017-09-19: Norway’s 23rd/24th report under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.

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