The National Centre for Knowledge on Men's Violence Against Women (NCK)

Government commissions completed and reported in 2015

The Government commissions NCK to develop the methodology and to assure the quality of the national helpline Kvinnofridslinjen (U2011/3939/JÄM)
The assignment also encompasses the mandate to spread information about the national helpline to new target groups. NCK reported to the Government on April 1, 2015.
 

Government commission completed and reported in 2013

The Government commissions NCK to evaluate the training of healthcare staff within the frame of the action plan (U2011/5671/JÄM)

In 2011 NCK was commissioned to evaluate the training of healthcare staff within the frame of the action plan. The assignment encompasses a follow-up of the training that has been carried out within the frames of ”Action plan for combating men's violence against women, violence and oppression in the name of honour and violence in same-sex relationships” (Skr. 2007/:08:39) and “Action plan to prevent and stop young persons from getting married against their will” (2009/10:229). NCK reported the assignment to the government on March 15, 2013.

Government commission completed and reported in 2011

Guidelines for the healthcare service

NCK was assigned by the Government to produce and disseminate guidelines for the staff at healthcare services on the support and care for girls and young women affected by honour-related problems (IJ2010/960/JÄM). The assignment is included in the Government's action plan to prevent young persons from getting married against their will (Skr.2009/10:229/measure 5).

Many employees at youth centres and gynaecological clinics in Sweden have met girls or young women seeking help for problems concerning virginity and honour. The patient may request a certificate of her virginity or ask for surgical measures to ”restore the virginity”. It is of crucial importance that the staff has knowledge and competence how to address these issues and that they have access to clear guidelines. In accordance with the Government commission NCK has published the report ”To meet patients who seek help for problems related to virginity and honour”. The report, that offers advice and practical guidelines, is envisaged to be a tool for the staff in the healthcare services in supporting these patients.

The commission was reported to the Government on 30 June 2011. 
 

Government commissions completed and reported in 2010

Within the ”Action plan for combating men’s violence against women, violence and oppression in the name of honour and violence in same-sex relationships” (2007/08:39) NCK was commissioned by the Swedish Government to

  • implement the national programme for the reception and care of victims of sex crimes
  • develop methods for detecting exposure to violence
  • compile and spread knowledge concerning violence and oppression in the name of honour and violence in same-sex relationship.

The above assignments were all reported to the Government in 2010.

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Action Plan and Policy on Gender Equality

Information about the Swedish governmental action plan for combating men's violence against women, violence and oppression.
www.regeringen.se

The Swedish governmental policy on gender equality
www.sweden.gov.se