Queen Sonja paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center

Queen Sonja of Norway paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center and Bokollektivet

Queen Sonja paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center together with Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen. The crisis centre provides refuge to victims of domestic violence. Every month, Oslo Crisis Center receives between 200 and 250 new applications from victims of violence. Around 25 of these are transferred to the residential center due to the severity of the violence and the threat to the victim. The rest receive assistance through Oslo Crisis Center's day care center, or advice and guidance over the telephone. Today, 28 adults and 12 children have protection at the center.

Queen Sonja of Norway paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center and Bokollektivet

Queen Sonja of Norway paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center and Bokollektivet

Queen Sonja of Norway paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center and Bokollektivet

Afterwards, the Queen visited Bokollektivet in Oslo. The housing association is affiliated with Oslo Crisis Center and is part of the national housing and support services for young people exposed to forced marriage and honor-related violence. Today, five young women live here. Eight young women and three children live in external apartments.

Queen Sonja of Norway paid a pre-Christmas visit to Oslo Crisis Center and Bokollektivet

9 Comments

  1. I love Queen Sonja's red, white and black ensemble, and her necklace and snowflake brooch add some holiday sparkle. I am sure the residents of this crisis center were honored by her visit and, perhaps, more support for them will result.

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    1. Absolutely! Great comments. She looks fantastic, love the jewelry, it adds a festive touch.
      Chel

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  2. les familles de Norvège et Suède sont sympathiques , pas de flon flon comme ailleurs , c'est un régal de les admirer

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  3. she looks radiant and do not forget she was born in 1937, she is seven years older then queen Sylvia and 1 one year older then former queen Beatrix but she looks younger then those also lovely ladies. Amazing.

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    1. Not to mention that at 83yo she is also managing climbing all those steps like a pro. She is amazing. Lovely lady.
      - Anon 9:13

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    2. Queen Sonja is and has always been a beautiful and elegant lady. But she absolutely looks her age and definitely not younger than Queen Silvia. Why should she? When you are in your early eighties it is okay to look like early eighties. Happy Christmas everyone!

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    3. Unlike Queen Silvia, Queen Sonja ages natural and is a true role model. Nothing wrong with some nip & tuck, but my Christmas wish is that women in public will have the confidence not to do it. Merry Christmas!

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  4. She looks fabulous. Its marvellous that she paid this centre a visit, fantastic.

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