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Action plan against forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and severe restrictions on young people`s freedom (2013-2016)
Young people should be able to choose their education, their career and their future partners. Children and adolescents have the right to a life free from violence and serious restrictions to their individual freedom. Forced marriage and female genital mutilation are defined as domestic violence. These are serious violations of Norwegian law and of basic human rights.
Origin date: 20.09.2013
Equality 2014 - The Norwegian Governments' gender equality action plan
In this action plan the Government wants to provide a comprehensive description of political goals, strategies and measures to promote gender equality. The plan will be a tool to help implement and further develop equality policy in the years to come.
Origin date: 16.08.2012
United against human trafficking. The Government’s Plan of Action against Human Trafficking (2011–2014)
The Government's new action plan against human trafficking is part of the long-term efforts to combat all forms of human trafficking, whether national or international. The action plan has been drawn up by the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Health and Care Services, the Ministry of Justice and the Police, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Origin date: 13.12.2011
Action Plan for Combating Female Genital Mutilation (2008 - 2011)
February 5th 2008, the Government launched a new four-year's Plan for Combating Genital Mutilation. The Plan contains 41 measures. The Plan constitutes a broad initiative against genital mutilation aimed at both prevention and securing easy accessible health care for women and girls who has been exposed to genital mutilation.
Origin date: 21.07.2008
National Plan of Action to Combat Racism and Discrimination (2002–2006)
The plan states that: It is particularly difficult for people who are discriminated against both on grounds of their beliefs, skin colour or ethnic or national background and on other grounds, such as gender, disability, illness or sexual orientation. In these cases, discrimination within a person’s community or family is an additional burden on top of the discrimination exercised by the majority community.
Origin date: 2002
Action plan against forced marriages
In 1997 the Storting (Parliament) asked the then current government to make an action plan against forced marriages. The plan aims to prevent young people from being exposed to forced marriage and to provide better help and support to young people who are, or have been exposed to forced marriage.
Origin date: 2001