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

Research and Development

Scientifically based knowledge is important for improving society's support for women subjected to violence and their relatives. Hence research and development are an important part of NCK's work.

NCK's commission includes the conduct of research in connection with patient services and the development of methods for the treatment and care of women exposed to violence. NCK's patient services provides an important foundation for research and a good platform for the development of new methods.

Read more about current and completed projects at NCK.

Completed projects

National programme for the care of victims of sex crimes

In February 2008 NCK presented a handbook to support healthcare professionals in their treatment of victims of sex crime. This handbook was commissioned by the government and is a part of a national programme within the Swedish healthcare system. Included in the handbook is a guide with practical instructions, including how to take samples and secure evidence.
Read more about the national programme

The development of Kvinnofridslinjen

In 2006 the government commissioned NCK to set up and run a national support line for women subjected to violence and those close to them. This service was developed during 2007, and the telephone line was opened on the 4th December 2007. The helpline has been named Kvinnofridslinjen. It is run in conjunction with NCK's clinical unit at Uppsala University Hospital.
Read more about the creation of Kvinnofridslinjen

Pregnancy-related violence

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.
Read more about the dissertation

Captured Queen

Captured Queen is the first investigation into the prevalence of men's violence against women to be carried out in Sweden. It shows that many women in Sweden have experienced being subjected to violence.

In total 28 percent of the women had experienced physical violence at the hands of a previous husband or partner. More than one fifth of the young women, between the ages of 18 and 24, had been subjected to violence during the last year.
Read more about Captured Queen