Topic: Violence and abuse

The FGM Programme: Genital mutilation in the Norwegian context -realization and psycho-social issues

The project will study the paradigm shift, the change process and coping with pressure to gain knowledge and transformation processes as experienced by pioneers, children, adolescents and men with backgrounds from Somalia and Gambia, who are residing in Norway.

2009 This project has been completed 2011

Project Manager

Project Members

  • Schultz, Jon-HÃ¥kon
  • Hauge, Mona-Iren

Main objective

The objective is to identify transformational processes and informational elements in terms of how they are structured before and after a paradigm shift. The objective is also to use this knowledge in order to promote change away from the practice of female genital mutilation.


The method consists of qualitative, structured and unstructured interviews. In addition, a case study model is used, in which an attempt is made to identify and analyse key occurrences.

Further information

The national competence authority has established various networks of affected groups and networks:

Pan African Women’s Association (PAWA), RVTSs, NAKMI, Amathea, PMV, FOKUS women, etc.

NOKC (National Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services) has been commissioned by NKVTS to write the report: Effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting.