Culture, Religion & Sports > Gender Equality > Action plans
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
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
Strategy for Norway’s culture and sports co-operation with countries in the South
The strategy covers the period 2006-2015, and will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised in 2010. It is states that "promoting girls’ right to take part in sport on an equal footing with boys, for instance, is controversial in many communities."
Origin date: 2005