Country Sweden
Year 2008 - 2010
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Child, early and forced marriage, Sexual violence, Other harmful practices, Trafficking

Brief Description


The overall objective of the plan is to contribute to a reduction of gender-based violence and promote the rights and the economic and political empowerment of those subject to gender-based violence - mainly women and girls - in Sida's partner countries and in humanitarian assistance. The Plan identifies different forms of gender-based violence being violence due to harmful traditional or customary practices, violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and sexual abuse in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Full Text

Action Plan for SIDA’s Work against Gender-Based Violence

Source of Information

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