Recording and considering domestic violence

Human rights body:
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Equality and non-discriminationViolence against women, girls and partners
Populations of concern:

Recommended measures (1)

Measure types:
Training and capacity buildingPractices and guidelines

The Committee recommends that the State party provide targeted capacity building to family law judges, youth welfare offices and relevant mediation services to record and consider the occurrence of domestic violence. It also reiterates its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/NOR/CO/9, para. 49 (c)) and recommends that the State party ensure that gender-based violence against women in the domestic sphere is taken into account in child custody or visitation decisions, especially when alternate residence is contemplated.