Awareness & campaign programs
Traditional behaviors and beliefs that are prevalent among certain communities, need to be confronted. The awareness campaigns are known to be a stepping stone to prevent forced marriage, social control and FGM in Norway. In collaboration with other partners, African Health & Social Development Organization (AfroHealth) has conducted awareness raising campaigns on FGM, Social Control and Forced Marriages among African immigrants in Norway
Reasons for forced marriage
Numerous reasons that vary according to the social, cultural, economic, political and legal context explain the existence of planned and potentially forced, marriage. They may be cumulative or they may overlap. Number of reasons that seem to be at the basis of these marriages.
Empowering women & young girls
The aim of the project was to empower women with access to networks, job training, awareness of their rights, resources available for them, and to initiate women groups who support each other to resist violence and control, and to increase their awareness and utilization of the individual and community strengths and skills to avert discrimination, oppression and violence against women.