On 4-14 September 2014, Minsk hosted the 2-nd European Intercultural Festival, the international forum that brought together experts and guests from different EU and EaP countries to share their knowledge and cultural heritage with the Belarusian audience. Among them, the Finnish expert on gender issues - Carita Peltonen, who delivered two brilliant lectures. For your attention we offer the presentation of the first lecture by Carita 'Is the Nordic Countries a Paradise for Women? And What about the Men' followed by her comments. Please enjoy.