NKVTS and six international partners in Europe, the Middle East and Canada have received a grant for a three-year study on “Violence against women migrants and refugees: analysing causes and effective policy response.” Research Professor Margunn Bjørnholt from NKVTS is principal investigator for the Norwegian part of the project. The project is funded by the Joint Call on Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals under Horizon 2020.
Oslo Economics and Oslo Research have been awarded a contract by the government to survey to which extent children and youth with a migration background have been left behind abroad and to assess how local government authorities respond to their situation. The project is part of the Government’s Action Plan to Combat Negative Social Control, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. The project will result in a report to the government by the end of 2019.
– We lack knowledge about animal abuse and human violence, argues Research Professor Margunn Bjørnholt from NKVTS and ORES in an article in Dagsavisen. In 2013 she carried out the first study in Norway on the connection between animal abuse and human violence on behalf of the the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance.
Margunn Bjørnholt and Kari Stefansen have published a new article in the Journal of European Social Policy.
Research Professor Margunn Bjørnholt from NKVTS and ORES spoke on “Gender-blind or gender-based prevention” at the Nordic conference “Preventing violence against women in the Nordic countries” on 8 March 2018. The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Ministry of Children and Equality and marked the conclusion of the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. Read more on Regjeringen.no.
Margunn Bjørnholt and Kari Stefansen have published a book chapter in a new book on transnational Polish families in Norway.
Oslo Research (ORES), the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University (Denmark) and the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (Finland) have received a grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Gender Equality Fund for a research network on care in the Nordic welfare states.
Research Professor Margunn Bjørnholt was appointed as a member of the advisory board of Rethinking Economics.
As part of the Polish–Norwegian research project EFFECT, Margunn Bjørnholt, Kari Stefansen, Agata Wężyk and Dorota Merecz-Kot have published a new article in Central and Eastern European Migration Review.
Margunn Bjørnholt, Kari Stefansen, Liridona Gashi and Marie Louise Seeberg have published a chapter in the book Understanding Care Policies in Changing Times: Experiences and Lessons from the Czech Republic and Norway.
A well attended international conference in Łódź, Poland co-hosted by Oslo Research (ORES) marked the end of a successful research collaboration between ORES, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (NIOM) in Poland. NOVA Director Bjørn Hvinden gave the opening address, sharing important experiences from international research collaborations.
Margunn Bjørnholt joins the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) as a research professor from 1 January 2016. She will head a 3-year research project on intimate partner violence, with particular emphasis on gender, gender equality and power relations. The project is funded by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.