Country Sweden
Year 2019
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

With the aim of combatting different forms of men’s violence against women, the county administrative boards, the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority and the Swedish Gender Equality Agency have run campaigns and information initiatives, individually and together with other actors, focusing on topics including destructive norms of masculinity and behaviours that impose restrictions on others. 

Examples of campaigns and information initiatives include:
- Choose to Stop Campaign run by Operation Kvinnofrid and Stockholm County Administrative Board, 2016. 
-, a national support and knowledge platform to combat violence in young people’s partner relationships. The target group is people aged 15–20, victims, perpetrators and friends. The programme is run by the foundation 1,000 Opportunities, with support from funding bodies including the Swedish Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
- Free Will Only Campaign, a campaign for sex with consent, providing information about Sweden’s new sexual offences act, focusing on young people’s relationships and providing support to ensure they are open and voluntary. Run by the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 2018. 

Source of Information

Sweden's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.39-40

For more information: Choose to Stop Campaign, Campaign and Free Will Only Campaign