National Rapporteur of violence against women
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is the Finnish National Rapporteur on violence against women. The Ombudsman was appointed to the task of National Rapporteur as of 1 January 2022. The duties of the National Rapporteur on violence against women include monitoring violence against women and domestic violence, the effectiveness of legislation and how international obligations are met. The National Rapporteur is autonomous and independent.
Monitoring and evaluating measures taken to prevent violence against women and domestic violence are a part of the National Rapporteur's tasks that also cover monitoring violence against men and boys as a part of domestic violence.
As the National Rapporteur, the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman can complete or commission studies on violence against women and domestic violence, submit initiatives, issue statements and offer consultation. In their role as the National Rapporteur, the ombudsman is entitled to receive confidential information under certain terms for the purpose of completing their tasks. The National Rapporteur does not provide legal counsel in single cases.