A national helpline

Kvinnofridslinjen is a national helpline for victims of threats or physical, psychological or sexual violence. Relatives and professionals are also welcome to call us. We’re open 24 hours a day. Calls are free and won’t appear on your phone bill.

Operated on behalf of the government

Our helpline is run by the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women (NCK) at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. It’s run on behalf of the government and in accordance with the requirements of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention.

NCK has a mandate from the government to raise national awareness of men’s violence against women, honour-related violence and oppression, and violence in same-sex relationships. NCK also has a government mandate to provide support to women who are victims of violence.

Read more about NCK

42 498

This is how many calls were answered by our staff in 2021.

116

This is the average number of calls answered per day in 2021.

41

This is the percentage increase in calls between 2017 and 2021.

How Kvinnofridslinjen works

Victims of violence, relatives or people who encounter victims of violence at work can call the helpline for support and advice.

The staff who answer our phones are social workers or nurses who work with these issues on a daily basis and have experience of dealing with women who’ve been victims of physical, psychological or sexual violence.

Our job is to listen and provide professional support. We have a duty of confidentiality, and callers can remain anonymous.

We can suggest options and provide information about different services that can provide additional help in the place where the victim lives, such as social services, sheltered accommodation or shelters for women or girls.

We can tell people with physical or psychological injuries how to contact the health services or how to report crimes such as assault, threats or sexual assault to the police.

Kvinnofridslinjen can’t be contacted from abroad, except for Åland. The number from Åland is 25 500.

For anyone who doesn’t speak Swedish, we have access to interpreters in most of the languages spoken in Sweden.

Kvinnofridslinjen is primarily aimed at adults over 18.

The staff who answer our phones are social workers or nurses who work with these issues on a daily basis and have experience of dealing with women who’ve been victims of physical, psychological or sexual violence.

We can suggest options and provide information about different services that can provide additional help in the place where the victim lives, such as social services, sheltered accommodation or shelters for women or girls.

Kvinnofridslinjen can’t be contacted from abroad, except for Åland. The number from Åland is 25 500.

Kvinnofridslinjen is primarily aimed at adults over 18.

Our job is to listen and provide professional support. We have a duty of confidentiality, and callers can remain anonymous.

We can tell people with physical or psychological injuries how to contact the health services or how to report crimes such as assault, threats or sexual assault to the police.

For anyone who doesn’t speak Swedish, we have access to interpreters in most of the languages spoken in Sweden.