Country Finland
Year 2018
Type of Measure Police > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Finnish Immigration Service has provided special inputs to improve the introduction of new employees to questions of gender-based violence. For instance, all new senior advisers who started to work in the Asylum Unit in 2018–2019 have been introduced to the theme. During 2018, the Asylum Unit trained all senior advisers responsible for interviews and decision-making on the themes of FGM and forced marriage, and on how to take the themes into consideration in the asylum procedure. The Asylum Unit is also finishing instructions on how to take domestic violence into account during the asylum process. The senior advisers of the Unit will be trained on the content of the instructions during the spring and summer of this year.

Source of Information

Finland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.28.