Norway has set up a Men’s Panel to look at men’s rights and encourage public debate.
The Minister of Children and Equality Karita Bekkemellem has announced a panel of 32 members including politicians, artist, athletes, private and voluntary sector leaders and others from public life – all men.
Bekkemellem told Norwegian news outlet Aftenposten:’This is to put focus on men's lack of rights. It is about time that men themselves enter the debate. Women cannot do that for them’.
Men are falling behind in the education system, rarely get custody over children after divorce, and face different health risks from women, the minister said. The panel will discuss these issues and more, and will advise the government on a white paper on men and equality that it is drafting for next summer.