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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
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
United against human trafficking. The Government’s Plan of Action against Human Trafficking (2011–2014)
 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)
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
The Norwegian Government’s Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking [2006–2009]
The Norwegian Government’s Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking [2006–2009]
The Action Plan contains measures designed both to prevent, detect and prosecute crimes linked to trafficking in women and children, and to protect and assist those who have been and are victims of such crimes.
Origin date: 2006
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
The Norwegian Government's international action plan for combating female genital mutilation 2003
The Norwegian Government's international action plan for combating female genital mutilation 2003
The action plan is a contribution in the efforts to promote the fundamental human rights and health of girls and women, and is a follow-up to the Norwegian Government’s Action Plan for Combating Poverty in the South, which was launched in March 2002.
Origin date: 2003
The Government's initiative against genital mutilation in 2002
The Government's initiative against genital mutilation in 2002
The action plan against genital mutilation was put forward in December 2000. The plan includes many measures.
Origin date: 2002
National Plan of Action to Combat Racism and Discrimination (2002–2006)
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