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Sweden

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Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority

National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women, NCK

Swedish Prosecution Authority

National Tax Board

National Legal Aid Authority

Swedish Association for Victim Support, BOJ

Women’s and Girls Shelters in Sweden, ROKS

Swedish Association of Women´s Shelters and Young Women´s Empowerment Centres, SKR

Children’s Rights in Society, BRIS

Swedish Association for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, HOPP

Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Victim Support, RFSL

National Association for the Prevention of Incest, Rsci

Save the Children

Terrafem (Multilingual helpline for immigrant women and girls)

Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority

The Authority is working to propagate all victims' rights and ensure that their needs and interests are respected. It has nationwide responsibility for three areas: Criminal Injuries Compensation, the Crime Victim Fund and the Knowledge Centre.

The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority

  • receives and assesses claims for compensation of damages submitted by victims of crime
  • awards compensation to victims of crime
  • provides information and advice on the compensation procedures
  • administers the Crime Victim Fund

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.brottsoffermyndigheten.se/

National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women, NCK

The National Centre for Knowledge on Men's Violence Against Women (NCK) is a knowledge and resource centre commissioned by the government to increase knowledge of men's violence against women and to develop methods for the treatment and care of women subjected to violence.

  • The National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women (NCK)is a knowledge and resource centre based at Uppsala University which:Operates a clinic at Uppsala University Hospital where women subjected to violence are offered treatment and support.
  • has been commissioned by the government to increase knowledge of men's violence against women in Sweden and to develop methods for the treatment and care of women subjected to violence

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.nck.uu.se/

Swedish Prosecution Authority

The Prosecution Authority is a modern, development oriented organisation that is devoted to the reduction of crime by ensuring that those individuals who have committed crimes can account for their actions in a legally correct and effective way.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority

  • is a modern, development oriented organisation that is devoted to the reduction of crime by ensuring that those individuals who have committed crimes are can account for their actions in a legally correct and effective way
  • Operates three prosecution development centres. Their task is to conduct methodological and legal development within different criminal areas and to be responsible for the overall knowledge within their areas of responsibility.
  • Swedish prosecutors have three main duties: to lead and direct the preliminary investigations of crime, to make decisions on prosecution issues, and to appear in court to process actions in criminal cases.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.aklagare.se/

National Tax Board

National Tax Board has nationwide responsibility for taxation and the National Population Register in Sweden.

The National Tax Board

  • has nationwide responsibility for taxation and the National Population Register in Sweden
  • deals with applications on restricted access to personal data stored in the National Population Register

CONTACTS:

Website: https://www.skatteverket.se/servicelankar/otherlanguages/inenglish.4.12815e4f14a62bc048f4edc.html

National Legal Aid Authority

The Legal Aid Authority is a national authority which handles legal aid.

The National Legal Aid Authority

  • is a national authority which handles legal aid
  • all applications for legal aid are made directly to the Legal Aid Authority unless the case has already gone to court; in that case it is the court that decides on your legal aid
  • the lawyers of the Authority decide if there is a need for legal aid and they then decide if you are entitled to legal aid or not

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.rattshjalp.se/

Swedish Association for Victim Support, BOJ

The Swedish Association for Victim Support is an NGO working on the base of international conventions on human rights and providing victims of crime with support and assistance.

  • The Swedish Association for Victim Support (BOJ) is a non-profit organisation that works on the basis of international conventions on human rights. It:
  • provides victims of crime with support and assistance in dealing with agencies that can provide such psychological help, shelter or financial support.
  • provides guidance in the criminal process. Trained so-called witness gives information on how the trial goes to and provides support during the trial.
  • provides training of the personal of local shelters.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.boj.se/

Women’s and Girl’s Shelters in Sweden, ROKS

Roks coordinates the work of women’s shelters in their work against male violence towards women.

The Women’s and Girl’s Shelters in Sweden (ROKS) is the largest national organisation for women’s and girls’ shelters in Sweden, which:

  • coordinates the work of a network of about 100 shelters in Sweden providing support and protection to women, girls and children victims of violence
  • aims at safeguarding the common interests of the shelters in their work against male violence towards women

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.roks.se/

Swedish Association of Women´s Shelters and Young Women´s Empowerment Centres, SKR

SKR is a national association of women’s shelters, young women’s centres, relatives’ associations and other organisations that seek to prevent men’s violence against women.

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 centres, relatives’ associations and other organisations that seek to prevent men’s violence against women
  • is politically and religiously independent
  • aims at creating the right conditions for equality and the liberation of women in all sectors of society

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.kvinnojour.com/

Children’s Rights in Society, BRIS

BRIS is an NGO that supports children in distress and acts as a link between children, adults and the community.

The Children’s Rights in Society (BRIS)

  • is an NGO with no political or religious affiliations
  • supports children in distress
  • is a link between children, adults and the community
  • all support services build on volunteer work and financial support, primarily from corporate cooperation and private persons, and to small extent governmental grants

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.bris.se/

Swedish Association for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, HOPP

HOPP is national organisation against sexual abuse working primarily to prevent sexual abuse and to improve the rehabilitation and care required for those who have suffered sexual abuse.

The Swedish Association for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse (HOPP)

  • is a national organisation against sexual abuse formed in 1998
  • has a no party political or religious affiliations
  • works primarily to prevent sexual abuse and to improve the rehabilitation and care required for those who have suffered sexual abuse
  • explains and reflects on the sexual abuse from a multidisciplinary perspective and works to address the proliferation of myths surrounding sexual assault

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.hopp.org/

Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Victim Support, RFSL

RFSL is a non-profit organisation that works with and for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT).

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Victim Support (RFSL)

  • is a non-profit organisation that works with and for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT)
  • is non-partisan and is not affiliated with any religious organisation
  • was founded in 1950 and has approximately 4,000 members

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.rfsl.se/brottsoffer

National Association for the Prevention of Incest, rsci

Rsci is an organisation that helps the victims who have been sexually abused as children to share their experience, to meet other women with similar experiences and to help them in the healing process.

The National Association for the Prevention of Incest (Rsci):

  • is an organisation that helps the victims who have been sexually abused as children to share their experience, to meet other women with similar experiences and to help them in the healing process.
  • offers personal consultations, and support in self-help groups and instructor-led groups.
  • gathers information about resources available for female victims of sexual abuse and refers to other activities in the country..

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.rsci.nu/

Save the Children

Save the Children Sweden is a non-governmental organisation, which advocates children's rights.

Save the Children Sweden

  • is a non-governmental organisation
  • the basis of its work is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations' Declaration on Human Rights
  • advocates children's rights in Sweden
  • works abroad mainly in collaboration with local and national partner organisations (more than 330 organisations in about 70 countries)

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.rb.se/

Terrafem (Multilingual helpline for immigrant women and girls)

Terrafem is a non-profit organisation working for the right of women and children to live in a society without violence and running Sweden's only national helpline for immigrant women of all ages 020-52 10 10).

Terrafem (Multilingual helpline for immigrant women and girls) is a non-profit organisation which:

  • runs Sweden's only national helpline for immigrant women of all ages; the helpline (020-52 10 10) offers support in 43 languages
  • supports female victims of assault, rape, harassment, in risk of forced marriage, or repression

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.terrafem.org/

Last update: 16/07/2018

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