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National strategy to combat violence and sexual abuse against children and youth (2014–2017)
National strategy to combat violence and sexual abuse against children and youth (2014–2017)
As a society, Norway has come a long way in its efforts to protect children and adolescents from violence, sexual abuse and bullying. All the same, violence and sexual abuse, whether in the family or elsewhere, are a part of daily life for many children. The strategy and programmatic measures presented here are the result of collaboration and coordination among four ministries. It is the shared foundation of knowledge and set of priorities for combating violence and sexual abuse against children and young people, both within the family and in the other environments they frequent.
Origin date: 24.01.2014
Equal rights - equal opportunities. Action Plan for Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy 2013-15
 Equal rights - equal opportunities. Action Plan for Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy 2013-15
Gender equality is a goal in its own right - we have a moral obligation to promote and protect women’s fundamental human rights. Gender equality is,however, also one of the most effective drivers of economic development, fairdistribution, peace and democracy. Gender equality means putting an end todiscrimination and that making it possible for everyone to live to their full potential.
Action plan against forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and severe restrictions on young people`s freedom (2013-2016)
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
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
Action Plan against Domestic Violence 2012
Action Plan against Domestic Violence 2012
The Government gives priority to preventing and combating domestic violence by working for a more secure, just and egalitarian society. In line with its policy platform, the Government will continue, intensify and improve the work against domestic violence.
Origin date: 05.06.2012
Improving quality of life among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans persons
Improving quality of life among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans persons
By means of this action plan the Norwegian Government wishes to place the LGBT perspective in all policy areas and in the ministries involved.
Origin date: 01.07.2009
Action Plan for Combating Female Genital Mutilation (2008 - 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
Action Plan against Domestic Violence 2008-2011 - Turning point
Action Plan against Domestic Violence 2008-2011 - Turning point
Through this Action Plan, the Government is introducing measures that will help ensure that the police, educational institutions and support services are better trained, better coordinated and more capable of detecting, preventing and dealing with the many complex issues raised by domestic violendce. The measures contained in ths Action Paln will be implemented in the period 2008-2011.
Origin date: 2008
Domestic Violence (2004-2007)
Domestic Violence (2004-2007)
The approach of this action plan to help and protection is to take victims of violence and their experiences seriously. The measures in the plan aim to support the victims’own efforts to get out of the situation they are in and to make it possible for them to take responsibility for their own lives and for the lives of any children they may have.
Origin date: 25.06.2004
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