About the Helpline

Kvinnofridslinjen is Sweden’s national helpline for women who have been subjected to threats and physical, psychological and sexual violence. Relatives and friends are also welcome to call us. The line is open around the clock and your call is free of charge. Your call will not show on the telephone bill.

You can phone Kvinnofridslinjen if you have questions or if you want to speak to someone about your experiences. We are social workers and nurses with experience of providing support to people in crisis or in difficult life situations. We are bound by professional secrecy and your call is anonymous.

Our job is to listen and provide you with professional support. We are able to inform you about appropriate healthcare departments if the person subjected to violence has physical or psychological injuries, explain how to report a crime to the police, or list support services available in your area.

The staff is Swedish-speaking but can use an interpreter when necessary. Please hold while the interpreter is being connected. It may take up to 15 minutes. Kvinnofridslinjen can only be accessed in Sweden.

Kvinnofridslinjen is run by the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women (NCK), on behalf of the Swedish Government.

The national helpline Kvinnofridslinjen – short film