Country Sweden
Year 2008
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Military
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description


In the Swedish Armed Forces all personnel (officers, soldiers and civilians) deployed to missions abroad receive a basic four hour gender training. The content of the training is basic gender knowledge, background and content of UNSCR 1325 as well as a  specific focus on the area of operation. The training  includes a lecture and group discussions (case based). Besides this basic training package there are integrated parts on gender and 1325 dimensions in training  for example in; liaison with local people and search operations.

So far almost 5000 people have been trained. The training is included in the regular pre deployment training so it is performed before every single rotation including individual rotations. There is also a 'train the trainers' course where instructors are trained in conducting gender and 1325 training. In some contingents designated persons work full- or part time as a Gender Field Advisor or/and Gender Focal Points. They receive additional in depth training. The Gender Field Advisor Course is 6-7 days (once or twice a year).

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sweden to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009