New action plan to combat men’s violence against women to be prepared
The Government will soon begin work on a new action plan to counter and combat men’s violence against women. The action plan will contain concrete measures to ensure that effective steps to combat men's violence against women are taken.
Men's violence against women is a major social problem that violates and limits women’s fundamental rights and freedoms. Every year, thousands of girls and women are victims of harassment, violence and sex crimes. Such violence causes great suffering and can have lifelong consequences.
“To ensure a coordinated, long-term and effective approach to preventing and combating men’s violence against women, the Government will now begin work on a new action plan for 2024–2026,” says Minister for Gender Equality and Deputy Minister for Employment Paulina Brandberg.
The previous Alliance Government appointed several inquiries to look at how to strengthen efforts to combat men’s violence against women. Their work has laid the foundations for the current ten-year national strategy designed to prevent and counter men’s violence against women. This strategy will be supplemented by an action plan with concrete measures to prevent and combat men's violence against women. The future action plan is for 2024–2026, which covers the remaining period of the ten-year strategy.
The Government intends to produce a new national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. As part of the process, the Government will receive input from relevant government agencies, civil society organisations and academia.
Investments in the 2023 budget
The Government has already taken several initiatives to counter men’s violence against women. In its Budget Bill for 2023, the Government proposes to bolster the work to combat honour-related violence and oppression. This will be done by permanently providing an additional SEK 50 million annually for preventive measures. The Government also proposes to earmark annual government grants of SEK 20 million for women’s and girls’ organisations in socially disadvantaged areas. This will create the long-term conditions for civil society to combat honour-related violence and oppression.
Press Secretary to Minister for Gender Equality and Deputy Minister for Employment Paulina Brandberg
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