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

Publications

NCK has published a number of research reports, guides and handbooks about violence against women. Please find below the publications available in English.

To order any of these publications in English, please contact the information department via info@nck.uu.se.

Image of the publication Handbook. Handbook. National Action Programme for the Health Care and Medical Services' Reception and Care of Victims of Sexual Assault
A handbook to support healthcare professionals in their treatment of victims of sex crime. Included in the handbook is a guide with practical instructions, including how to take samples and secure evidence.
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Image of the publication The first weekend in juneThe First Weekend in June
“The First Weekend in June” is a graphic short story highlighting the issue of sexual assault. The main objective is to make it easier to talk about sexual violence, to raise the questions of setting limits and showing respect for other persons. It is the story about an everyday teenage girl, Sara, who goes to a party where she meets a seemingly nice guy. The booklet is in the first place targeted at young people but it is also aimed at adults in contact with young persons.
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Image of the publication The worst summer everThe Worst Summer Ever
This is a follow up of “The First Weekend in June” telling what happens after a sexual assault. Graphic short stories have proved an effective way to raise the questions of sexual assault and rape. In “The Worst Summer Ever” the chaotic and confused reactions of a victim of sexual assault are described. It is important both for the victim and for the personnel taking care of the victim to be aware of these reactions.

In the first phase Sara tries to forget what she has been subjected to and pretends that everything is as usual. She is torn between her feelings, hesitating whether to report to the police or not. Finally, supported by a friend Sara goes to the healthcare service.
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 “The First Weekend in June” and “The Worst Summer Ever” are written and illustrated by Matilda Ruta for the National Centre for Knowledge on Men's Violence against Women.

The Development of a National Helpline for Women Subjected to Violence
English translation of NCK-report 2009:1, "Lättare att söka hjälp: Kvinnofridslinjens uppbyggnad och första år"
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Summaries

Honour-based Violence – a Knowledge and Research Report 
A summary in English from NCK-report 2010:1.
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Anthology – to Ask about Experiences of Violence as Part of a Patient’s History
A summary in English from NCK-report 2010:4.
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Violence in Same-sex Relationships – a Knowledge and Research Report
A summary in English from NCK-report 2009:2. 
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Publications Issued by Other Publishers

Captured Queen. Men’s violence against women in “equal” Sweden – a prevalence study
(Lundgren & Heimer et al. 2001/2002)

The first investigation into the prevalence of violence against women to have been carried out in Sweden. This investigation shows that men's violence against women is widespread and is found occurs in all social groups. First published in 2001 as "Slagen Dam – mäns våld mot kvinnor i jämställda Sverige – en omfångsundersökning".
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Men's Violence Against Women – a Challenge in Antenatal Care
(Stenson 2004)

NCK's first PhD, midwife Kristina Stenson, defended her dissertation "Men's Violence Against Women – a Challenge in Antenatal Care" in 2004.

The dissertation explores experiences of violence amongst pregnant women and their attitudes towards being questioned about violence at the antenatal clinic.
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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.