Country Norway
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

With effect from 1 January 2018, health legislation explicitly states that the health services have a responsibility for contributing to greater awareness of and greater accountability pertaining to efforts to prevent and combat violence and sexual abuse in the provision of health and care services. This entails responsibility for paying particular attention to patients and users who experience or may be at risk of violence or sexual abuse. Furthermore, the legislative amendments clarify responsibility for ensuring that the services are able to prevent, detect and avert violence and sexual abuse. 

Source of Information

Norway's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.58-59