Thursday, 12 April 2007

11 April 2007 - Family Integrity #219 -- Sweden's Battered Women

11 April 2007 - Family Integrity #219 -- Sweden's Battered Women

So much for non-violence in Sweden! Read this:



Support centre BEDA is a Non Governmental Organisation and a member of ROKS, The National Organisation for Battered Women Shelters in Sweden. The association is for women who have been subjected to incest or other forms of sexual abuse. The activity is based on self-help, woman to woman.

Beaten Lady
The first large investigation about men’s violence against women in Sweden was published in May 2001. The research was commissioned by the government and conducted by Eva Lundgren, professor of Sociology and by Gun Heimer, director of the National Women Centre in Uppsala.

Some facts in summery:
* Almost half of the women, 46%, have been exposed to violence by a man at some point after the age of 15.

* More than half the women, 56%, have been sexually harassed.

*Violence and/or sexual harassment are something nearly 7 of 10 Swedish women, 67% have experienced.

Craig Smith
National Director
Family Integrity
PO Box 9064
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Ph: (06) 357-4399
Fax: (06) 357-4389

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