Country Norway
Year 2011
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


Through the Action Plan against Forced Marriages (2008-2011) and the Action Plan for Combating Female Genital Mutilation (2008-2011), a study has been initiated to investigate possible procedures for systematic registration of cases of forced marriage and female genital mutilation.  Protection of privacy will be a key consideration in this study.  One of the objectives is to determine how registration may form the basis for statistics at the national level.  Tasks include disseminating available knowledge, further developing information materials, developing competence and conducting research and development. 

A survey of competence needs is currently being conducted for personnel working on female genital mutilation issues.  The survey is expected to be finalised by 2011.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Norway to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011