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The Right to Decide about One’s Own Life

An Action Plan to Combat Negative Social Control, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation 2017-2020.

This action plan is a comprehensive commitment for four years. It includes operational measures to liberate more children and young people in Norway from negative social control and various forms of coercion.

The Government will ensure that the legal protection of the individual is strengthened and that preventative measures are enhanced. Those who see no alternative but to break contact with their family will receive the support required to cope with the challenges of starting a new life.

This plan is aimed at all those whose work relates to negative social control, forced marriage and female genital mutilation, particularly employees in social services, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and policy makers.

The Right to Decide about One's Own Life (PDF)