Violence in the family / domestic violence

If a person is subjected to physical or psychological violence or threats from their family members or former family members, that is called domestic violence. This also concerns children who experience violence in the family.

Female gender mutilation and forced marriage is also considered domestic violence. 

If a person exploits a family member or someone else, for example for the purpose of prostitution, work, begging or crime, this is called human trafficking.  

In Norway it is prohibited to subject someone to violence, including domestic violence, female gender mutilation, forced marriage and human trafficking.

More information

  • What is violence in the family?

  • Independent residence permit for victims of violence

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