On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EEA and Norway Grants have taken a week to celebrate the work and the people that, with the help of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, promote gender equality every day.
Mainstreaming gender equality and promoting work-life balance
Although significant progress towards equality between men and women has been made in recent decades, gender gaps persist.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support programmes in six beneficiary countries to promote gender equality. In the long term, the goal is to see reduced income disparities between men and women, more women in decision-making bodies and a better balance between family and professional life.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Funding is available for entities registered in the six beneficiary countries. These may include civic associations, non-profit organisations, women’s rights organisations, local and regional authorities and other public and private institutions active in the field of gender equality.
The Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud is a donor programme partner in Spain and The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) is a donor programme partner in Estonia. They can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners. Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged.
Project stories, news and features
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