• Kohestan Mohammadi
4. term, Global Refugee Studies, Master (Master Programme)
This study is set to explore the policies and the minority adviser scheme put in place by the Norwegian government to combate forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), honourrelated violence (HRV) and negative social control. The Norwegian government has developed preventive measures to tackle the issues stated above by implementing the minority advisor scheme in schools. The empirical material is based on three action plans, relevant laws, and data gathered through interviews with four minority advisers in Oslo. The research study has three sections of analysis; the first part addresses the policies and laws put in place to combat forced marriage, FGM, HRV and negative social control. The findings show that the policies create categorisation of people based on their ethnicity, culture, tradition and religion, which justifies separate actions plans, specific laws and regulations that apply to particular groups of the Norwegian population. Ultimately, it justifies stricter immigration control. The second part addresses how the advisers practise the minority advisor scheme. The findings show that the advisers are influenced by the action plans, hence reinforce the stigmatising effects. Moreover, the advisers can potentially do harm by being present at schools. Lastly, the third part of the analysis specifically looks at two cases of the minority advisers who subvert the scheme from the inside by the way they carry out their work. This thesis can be seen as a stepping-stone for further research on the topic of forced marriage and, in particular, the impacts on how advisers carry out their jobs.
Publication date28 May 2021
Number of pages65
ID: 413081412