Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

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Crisis centres and resource centres for rape victims
There are more than 50 crisis centres in Norway. The size, organisation and ownership of the centres vary from one centre to another. All shelters are fully financed by the municipalities. Some crisis centres are also centres for victims of incest.

The centres provide advice, support and counselling for persons who have been subjected to mistreatment, violence or abuse at home. They also provide temporary shelter for victims and their children. In addition to crisis centres there are two DIXI resource centres for rape victims, which provide assistance for victims of rape.
Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, NKVTS
Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies develops and disseminates knowledge and competence in the field of violence and traumatic stress. The centre’s objective is to help prevent and reduce the health-related and social consequences that can follow from exposure to violence and traumatic stress. The centre emphasizes issues related to ethnicity and dimensions of age and gender.
Norway’s implementation of CEDAW
Norway have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women concention (CEDAW) and is legally bound to put its provisions into practice. Norway is also committed to submit national reports, at least every four years, on measures taken to comply with the treaty obligations. This Norway's ninth periodical report.
Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs and Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs
The Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs is an agency under the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. It is divided into five underlying regional organisations and an overall executive body, called the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs. The Directorate is responsible for services relating to child welfare, family counselling, adoption, violence in close relationships, equality and non-discrimination.