Country Iceland
Year 2017
Type of Measure Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Bjarkarhlíð, a family justice centre for survivors of violence began its operation in February 2017. The centre brings together services for survivors of violence in one location. It provides support to a range of individuals belonging to different groups of people rendered vulnerable by their status such as persons with disabilities, migrant women, and the elderly people. The centre is the result of a cross-sector collaboration between government ministries, police, local government, and grassroots organisations. The different partners coordinate to provide an integrated service for survivors of violence in an accessible and approachable way. All services in the centre are free of charge. Bjarkarhlíð offers: 
1) counselling, support and information for survivors of violence;
2) coordinated services under one roof; 
3) individual interviews; 
4) legal consultation; 
5) consultation with social works; and 
6) service for survivors of human trafficking. 


Source of Information

Iceland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.54-55