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Discussion: Consent Law

8 March 2022 @ 09:00 - 10:30

No blurred lines with a consent law? This year’s International Women’s Day Nordic Breakfast Discussion will focus on consent law.
Most citizens today consider rape as “sex without consent”. Yet, for years the worldwide legislation did not match this public opinion – until now. In 2022, several Nordic countries have implemented consent laws in their legislation. What are the stories leading up to the adoption of consent law? What are the reasons for many Nordic countries to have adopted the consent law? What are the consequences of legally defining rape as “sex without consent”? What does the adoption of a consent law mean for gender equality?

Join online on Tuesday, March 8, 9:00-10:30 CET to hear the Nordic panel discussing the matter.
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– Turið Maria Jóhansdóttir, Director of Amnesty International in the Faroe Islands
– Thorbjorg Gunnlaugsdottir, Member of the Icelandic Parliament
– Jo Martin Stigen, Law professor at University of Oslo, specialist in international and Norwegian criminal law
– Ida Östensson, Feminist and co-founder of the Fatta movement

The panel will be moderated by Catherine Van De Heyning and the opening words are from the Norwegian Ambassador Per Sjaastad


8 March 2022
09:00 - 10:30
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Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
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