“We needed specialised stations and police officers who were trained to listen and understand. It worked.”
Marta Rochas, Chief of Police, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
About us

The Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centres, SKR, is a national association of women’s shelters, young women’s empowerment centres and other organisations working to prevent and put a stop to men’s violence against women. The association is not affiliated to any political party or religion. SKR has over 120 member organisations. SKR’s vision is an equal society free from violence.

Karin Alfredsson (www.karinalfredsson.se) has written articles, debate books and novels on the subject of violence against women all her life, many from an international perspective. 

Karin's reflections

Linda Forsell
 (www.lindaforsell.com) has had an exhibition on the subject of sex and gender which has been shown all over Sweden. She has travelled and worked around the world, including in Israel/Palestine, Georgia and East Africa. 

Linda's reflections

Kerstin Weigl has been awarded a prize for investigative journalism for a unique study of all the women who have died in Sweden as a result of violence in close relationships during the 2000s. The investigation was undertaken together with Kristina Edblom, for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Kerstin's refelctions