Norway has not been involved in any conflicts in recent history. Norway ranks 2 out of 144 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017 and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1981. In 2017, $6.5 bln was spent by Norway on its military. The Gender Equality Act in Norway provides equal rights for men and women. In 2014, eight of the nationwide women's rights organizations established the Norwegian Women's Lobby to strengthen the organized feminist movement and continue to work for women's empowerment. In 2017, women held 41 percent of seats in parliament. Whilst Norway excells in political participation, ranking 3rd overall in the World Economic Forums, Global Gender Gap Report, it ranked 80th when it came to women's health, showing that more needs to be done to achieve gender parity in full across all areas. In the 2017 WPS Open Debate, Norway expressed support for the WPS agenda but made no commitments.