It is also a control body for ensuring compliance with Norwegian gender equality law, and it monitors Norwegian implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
The Equality and Anti-discrimination Tribunal considers appeals against the statements and decisions made by the Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud. Consideration by the Tribunal is free of charge.
The Tribunal is an important contributor to the development of law in the area of equality and discrimination. The Ombud and the Tribunal shall be a real alternative to examination by the Courts in discrimination cases. The Tribunal is an independent administrative body administratively placed under The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion.
The work of the Ministry centres on efforts to ensure genuine equal opportunities for men and women. The ministry promotes the work of mainstreaming a gender perspective in the national budget.
The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social inclusion is responsible for coordinating the Government’s family and equality policies and legislation in this area.
The centres provide advice, support and counselling for persons who have been subjected to mistreatment, violence or abuse at home. They also provide temporary shelter for victims and their children. In addition to crisis centres there are two DIXI resource centres for rape victims, which provide assistance for victims of rape.