Topic: Violence and abuse

The FGM Programme: Overview of agencies involved in anti-GM work and their knowledge requirements

2009 This project has been completed 2011

Project Manager

Project Members

  • Schultz, Jon-Håkon

Main objective

  • To gain an overview of the competence possessed by practitioners and others working in the field of female genital mutilation
  • To create a basis for further efforts aimed at strengthening competence in the municipal child welfare sector
  • To make arrangements for better and more effective cooperation across professional groups and relevant environments
  • The survey will lead to a document that will be published on the Internet and will provide information about organizations that work with the issue of female genital mutilation


Surveying by means of questionnaires, at national level, distributed to agencies and organizations strategically selected on the basis of population data from Statistics Norway. Internet publication in the form of a database.


Jonassen, W., & Saur, R. (2011). Arbeid med kjønnslemlestelse i Norge. En kartlegging [Combating female genital mutilation in Norway- A survey] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 1/2011).