National Centre for Knowledge on Men's Violence Against Women


The National Centre for Knowledge on Men's Violence Against Women (NCK) is a knowledge and resource centre based at Uppsala University. NCK has been commissioned by the government to increase the knowledge on men's violence against women, violence and oppression in the name of honour, and violence in same-sex relationships. The mission further includes developing methods for the treatment and care of women subjected to violence.

In the NCK Internet based Knowledge Bank, you can browse for information about these topics.

NCK is part of Uppsala University and has a clinic for women subjected to violence at Uppsala University Hospital. The centre also runs Kvinnofridslinjen, a national helpline for women who have been subjected to threats and violence.

National Prevalence Study on Violence in Sweden

National Prevalence Study on Violence in Sweden. Image.NCK has initiated a research project entitled Women's and men's exposure to violence from a life-course and population perspective – A national study. In the study 10,000 women and 10,000 men between the ages of 18 and 74 were invited to participate in a survey and register study on exposure to violence. The study also includes questions regarding health and life circumstances.

The first report from the research project is available in English.

Read more about the study

Patient Services

Information about NCK's patient services can be found on the Uppsala University Hospital website.

National Programme for the Care of Victims of Sex Crimes

In 2008 NCK presented a handbook to support healthcare professionals in their treatment of victims of sex crime. As from 1 January 2011 the national programme has been implemented in the healthcare and medical services all over Sweden. The handbook offers concrete recommendations for routines in the encounter with sex crime victims including how to take samples and secure evidence.

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Read more about the Government Commission

Read and download the  Handbook

NCK training project in South Africa