Country Sweden
Year 2018
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

In February 2018, the Government decided on an action plan to combat prostitution and trafficking in human beings. The action plan seeks to strengthen national coordination in the area and contribute towards better protection for people affected. An important part of the action plan concerns preventive work, which includes a reduced demand for the purchase of sexual services. The action plan presents eight focus areas:

1) Enhanced coordination between agencies and other stakeholders;

2) Strengthened prevention;

3) Improved detection of prostitution and human trafficking;

4) Legislative measures;

5) Stronger protection and support;

6) More effective law enforcement;

7) Greater knowledge and methodological development; and;

8) Increased international cooperation

Source of Information

Sweden's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.35

For more information: Fact sheet: Action plan to combat prostitution and trafficking in human beings