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Name of the organization

Roks, the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters in Sweden

Type of organization

Non profit organization

Activities implemented to fight gender-based violence (in english)

Roks, the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters in Sweden, is the largest member organisation for women’s shelters and young women’s shelters in the country. Roks aims at safeguarding the common interests of the shelters in their work against male violence towards women.

Roks strives to shape public opinion, and actively works to make the public aware of the reality that the shelters face, as well as conduct outward dialogues around the issues concerning the shelters. There are currently around 100 women’s and young women’s shelters within the organisation.

Roks is a feministic organisation working on the rights of women’s and young women’s rights and liberation, as well as equality on all levels.

Activities implemented to fight gender-based violence (in your national language)

Roks (Riksorganisationen för kvinnojourer och tjejjourer i Sverige) vill att män ska sluta slå eller skrämma kvinnor, tjejer och barn. Nu gör män ofta så. Därför finns det skyddade platser åt kvinnor, tjejer och barn som är rädda för en farlig man. Platserna heter kvinnojourer. Och för unga tjejer som behöver stöd, råd och hjälp finns det även tjejjourer att vända sig till.

Mode of intervention

  • Psychological support for victims of violence
  • Social support for victims of violence
  • Accommodation
  • Advocacy

Area of action

National

Contact informations

Hornsgatan 66
Stockholm, Svealand 118 21
Suède

Phone number

0046 08 – 442 99 30

E-mail

info@roks.se

Website

https://www.roks.se/