New standard for gender equality in Denmark
Denmark can become the first 'gender equal' country in the world. New prototype takes a huge step towards meeting the UN SDG no. 5.
What: A prototype promoting gender equality in Denmark. The goal of the prototype is to ensure Denmark becomes the first “Gender Equal” country in the world by implementing the 5th UN Sustainable Development Goal.


The purpose of Samstilling is to gather the main organizations, companies, NGO’s, etc., to develop a new Danish standard. The standard will catalyze new policies and promote guidelines for equality in the labor market.

Friday the 2nd of November 2018, Chora Connection and Samstilling are hosting a political hearing at Christiansborg. The purpose is to raise awareness and support for a new Danish standard.

Role: Chora Connection is facilitating the development of SAMSTILLING.

Who: SAMSTILLING is headed by the following people:

Lynn Roseberry: Ph.d., expert, and consultant in gender, diversity and inclusive leadership, corporate strategy for equality and diversity, leadership development, speaker, psychotherapist, entrepreneur. Former associate professor and teacher from 1994 to 2016 at the Law Department and the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School.

Annelise Ryberg: Expert in strategy and project management. She has worked for the UN in New York for a number of years. Independent social entrepreneur for 20 years, and has worked with CSR, environment and climate-related subjects. Founder of several sustainable businesses, all of which work with a circular economy in strategy, architecture, and design.

Karen Blincoe: Acting chairman at Chora Connection.

Main partners: 

Chora Connection

FTF – Bente Sorgenfrey

Dansk Standard – Maibritt Agger

Knowledge partners:

Asger Ryhl, Director UN Women, FN-byen

Camilla Brückner, Director for UNDP’s Nordiske Kontor, FN-byen

Nadia Isler, Director of SDG Lab, FN, Genève

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Se FN’s video om SDG nr. 5 – Gender Equality

Goal 5, FN's homepage

SDG 5: Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right but it also crucial to accelerating sustainable development. It has been proven time and again, that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive up economic growth and development across the board.

Since 2000, UNDP, together with our UN partners and the rest of the global community, has made gender equality central to our work. We have seen remarkable progress since then. More girls are now in school compared to 15 years ago, and most regions have reached gender parity in primary education. Women now make up to 41 percent of paid workers outside of agriculture, compared to 35 percent in 1990.

The SDGs aim to build on these achievements to ensure that there is an end to discrimination against women and girls everywhere. There are still considerable inequalities in the labor market in some regions, with women systematically denied equal access to jobs. Sexual violence and exploitation, the unequal division of unpaid care and domestic work, and discrimination in public office, all remain huge barriers.

Affording women equal rights to economic resources such as land and property are essential targets in realizing this goal. So is ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health. Today there are more women in public office than ever before, but encouraging women leaders will help strengthen policies and legislation for greater gender equality.