Policy Update

Norway launches strategy to eliminate harmful practices

The Norwegian government has launched its International Strategy to Eliminate Harmful Practices as part of the global community's commitment to eliminating them by 2030 as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The new strategy sets out how the Norwegian Government will target its international activities to eliminate harmful practices between 2019 and 2023. The strategy calls for zero-tolerance on harmful practices and aims to defend global norms, including sexual and reproductive health and rights. It argues that fulfilling the rights of women and girls is a basic prerequisite for eliminating harmful practices.

Government strategy