Publications and reports

Publications and reports related to Kvinnofridslinjen and NCK’s publications on sexual abuse can be found here. All NCK publications can be found on the website of the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women,

The First Weekend in June

“The First Weekend in June” is a graphic short story highlighting the issue of sexual assault. The main objective is to make it easier to talk about sexual violence, to raise the questions of setting limits and showing respect for other persons. It is the story about an everyday teenage girl, Sara, who goes to a party where she meets a seemingly nice guy. The booklet is in the first place targeted at young people but it is also aimed at adults in contact with young persons.

“The First Weekend in June” and “The Worst Summer Ever” are written and illustrated by Matilda Ruta for the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women.

The Worst Summer Ever

This is a follow up of “The First Weekend in June” telling what happens after a sexual assault. Graphic short stories have proved an effective way to raise the questions of sexual assault and rape. In “The Worst Summer Ever” the chaotic and confused reactions of a victim of sexual assault are described. It is important both for the victim and for the personnel taking care of the victim to be aware of these reactions.

In the first phase Sara tries to forget what she has been subjected to and pretends that everything is as usual. She is torn between her feelings, hesitating whether to report to the police or not. Finally, supported by a friend Sara goes to the healthcare service.

The Development of a National Helpline for Women Subjected to Violence

English translation of NCK-report 2009:1, “Lättare att söka hjälp: Kvinnofridslinjens uppbyggnad och första år”.

Violence and Health in Sweden – A National Prevalence Study on Exposure to Violence among Women and Men and its Association to Health

The National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women has in a national study in Sweden asked 10,000 women and 10,000 men between the ages of 18 and 74 about their exposure to sexual, physical and psychological violence, both in childhood and in adulthood. The study also includes questions regarding health and life circumstances.