Men´s violence to women : a Swedish perspective
Men’s violence to women in close relationships – gender violence – is a major social problem. It is a public health problem that brings with it serious, costly consequences for both the individual and society.
This booklet provides a brief overview of the problem. The various forms of violence are discussed, as are explanations as to how violence is able to occur to the extent it does. Good examples of working with women subjected to violence and their children are described, as well as indications ; of how to work in a preventative manner. ; With this booklet, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) wishes to stimulate and reinforce gender violence prevention activities at local, regional and national levels."