Bergen will no longer name streets or squares after men

Bryggen - BergenPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

About nine out of ten streets in Bergen are named after men. Next week, the City Council will decide that no new streets, squares, or municipal facilities will have masculine names.

“This is very important because there is an extreme imbalance today,” City Councilor for Culture, Diversity and Gender Equality, Katrine Nødtvedt (MDG) told newspaper Bergens Tidende, who first mentioned the case on Wednesday.

The stop should be in force until the gender balance is evened out.

According to the Councilor, about nine out of ten named Bergen streets are named after men.


“For girls and boys to be able to have the same dreams and feel that they can achieve the same (things), this is important,” Nødtvedt said.

She told newspaper Dagbladet that there is great political support for the move. The case does not need to be considered by the City Council.

The City Council of Bergen consists of the Labor Party (AP), the Green Party (MDG), the Liberal Party (V), and the Christian Democrats (KrF).

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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