In Norway, there are two mechanisms for enforcing the legislation on gender equality: The Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud and the Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal.
The Ombud provides guidance on the provisions in the Acts relating to gender equality and discrimination.Any person may contact the Ombud for guidance. In addition, the Ombud monitors the Norwegian implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
While Norway has had a special Gender Equality Ombud since 1978, the current Ombud includes guidance on the provisions of laws related to other grounds of discrimination as well.
The Anti-Discrimination Tribunal enforces the provisions in the laws relating to discrimination and gender equality. The Tribunal shall not enforce the prohibition against discrimination in family life and other purely personal circumstances pursuant to the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act. The Tribunal processes the cases submitted to it. A party, the Ombud or other persons with legal standing may submit a case to the Tribunal.