Country Finland
Year 2018 - 2021
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Action Plan for the Istanbul Convention for 2018-2021 was adopted in December 2017. The plan is implemented with the existing human and financial resources of the relevant ministries and institutions. The plan includes measures for ensuring sufficient number of shelters in the whole country, as well as establishing Sexual Assault Support Centers in several locations. From 2015 to 2019 the number of shelters for victims of domestic violence has risen from 19 to 28 and the shelters can currently accommodate 202 families as opposed to 114 in 2015. Each region has at least one shelter.

Source of Information

Finland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.2.

For more information: Action Plan for the Istanbul Convention 2018-2021