Country Finland
Year 2008 - 2009
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In 2008 a new inter-ministerial working group (Lähisuhde- ja perheväkivallan ehkäisyn virkamiestyöryhmä) was established.  The working group coordinates the work of different Ministries on preventing domestic and interpersonal partner violence. The work of the group is coordinated by the National Institute for Health and Welfare, a body within the administration of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Representatives from the Ministries for Social Affairs and Health, Justice, Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs including the National Board of Education (a body within the administration of the Ministry of Education) participate in the work.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Finland to the questionnaire on violence against women, May 2009