Gender equality – a key to rural prosperity

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


The population structure in the Nordic countries is changing fast. Ageing, migration, and urbanisation pose challenges for labour markets and welfare provision – especially in remote rural regions. The Covid crisis adds fuel to the fire
and the response and resilience differs widely between countries and regions.
What are the solutions towards a more sustainable regional development?
Two new reports point to the importance of adding a gender perspective to regional policy and planning, especially in remote areas. Men and women have different migration patterns and educational aspirations. The gender-segregated labour market and traditional gender roles in responsibility for care are persistent. What if rural areas could be frontrunners in breaking gender stereotypes and enabling work-life balance for young families and local entrepreneurs?
Period25 Mar 2021
Held atNIKK - Nordic Information on Gender, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • gender
  • equality
  • labour market
  • Nordic Region
  • Rural development