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The Domestic Violence Research Programme

The programme studies time trends in the prevalence of violence and assault, violence as phenomenon, and how violence is approached by the welfare- and justice systems.

The Domestic Violence Research Programme is a ten year programme at Norwegian Social Research – NOVA at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, financed by The Ministry of Justice and Public Security  (thematic areas 1 to 3 below) and The Ministry of Education and Research (thematic area 4 below). The programme runs from 2014 to 2024, and the budget is 59 million NOK.

The programme is organized in four thematic areas:

  1. Developmental trends, vulnerability and protection
  2. Cultural understandings and underlying causes
  3. Measures and systems in public and private sector
  4. Negative social control and forced marriages

The overall objectives of the project aim to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals within good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, and peace, justice and good institutions.

The Third European Conference on Domestic Violence

1-4 September 2019 NOVA and NKVTS organized The 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence in Oslo. 

  • Participants

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    • Partners

      • The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
      • The Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS)

    Featured research

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    Sexual assault in social settings can take many different forms

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    Five measures that can prevent violence against children

    Less severe violence against children and young people is declining, whereas severe forms of violence remain stable. According to OsloMet researchers, there are five measures that can reduce severe violence.