Country Norway
Year 2012
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


Joint measures 

1. Continue annual cross-disciplinary regional network meetings (BLD)
2. Reinforce and develop the Expert Team for the Prevention of Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (BLD)
3. Continue the minority counsellors scheme (BLD)
4. Continue the scheme involving integration counsellors at foreign service missions (BLD)
5. Continue financial support for voluntary organisations' preventive and attitude-shaping work (BLD)
6. Reinforce and continue competence development in the police districts (JD)
7. Involve the religious communities in work to combat forced marriage and female genital mutilation (KUD)
8. Raise awareness among participants on Norwegian language training programmes about violence in close relationships, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation (BLD)
9. Continue the Internet-based Question and Answer service with information specially tailored to young people on ung.no (BLD)
10. Resource material about forced marriage and female genital mutilation for pupils and teachers (KD)

Measures  to combat forced marriage 

11. Continue local collaboration projects in the regions (BLD)
12. Develop the website tvangsekteskap.no (BLD)
13. Maintain an overview of information material tailored to different target groups (BLD)
14. Reinforce Family Counselling Service expertise and initiatives in cases of forced marriage (BLD)
15. Continue the housing and support scheme for young people under the age of 18 (BLD)
16. Continue the housing and support scheme for young people over the age of 18 (BLD)
17. Continue support for low-threshold services for young people in crisis (BLD)
18. Strengthen expertise in the Norwegian Foreign Service (UD)
19. Develop collaboration between the authorities and organisations in Norway and in the parents' country of origin (UD)
20. Raise the issue of forced marriage in political discussions with other countries (UD)
21. Continue reinforcement of Nordic collaboration (BLD)

Measures to combat female genital mutilation 

22. Continue the national centre of competence on FGM established at NKVTS (BLD)
23. Continue efforts to increase the competence of the municipal Child Welfare Services (BLD)
24. Continue the FGM helpline (BLD)
25. Raise the issue of FGM in political discussions with other countries (UD)
26. Communicate information about Norwegian legislation on FGM to the authorities in relevant countries (UD)
27. Communicate experience with and results of international efforts to combat FGM (UD).

Source of Information

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion