"a Record number of called to the national telephone in 2018. Metoorörelsen is an explanation – but even the amended sexualbrottslagstiftningen and that staff in the care and social services are more aware of the threats and acts of violence against women."
"Last year, the national telephone received over 36 000 calls, or about one hundred calls a day. This is an increase of 65 percent over the last ten years, and the biggest increase took place during 2018."
"– It is clear that metoo has meant that more courage to talk about what they have been exposed to. This, in combination with a changed sexualbrottslagstiftning and increased resources for agencies and ngos who work with victims of violence has made more dare to seek help, " says Åsa Witkowski, director of operations at the National center for women's welfare (NCK) at Uppsala."
"Staff in, inter alia, the care and social services have also become more aware of the problem and refer those affected to the stödtelefonen, according to Witkowski."
"– Even more professionals, contact the national telephone company has seen the need, " she says."
"the Increase in the number of calls will, however, not from the new groups, but rather that more women are victims of physical, psychological and sexual violence, dare to take contact in the day."
"Kvinnofridslinjen is a national support phone for victims of violence and threats, psychological and sexual violence."
"those who receive The calls are specially trained social workers and nurses with experience to meet with people in crisis and difficult life situations"
"the phone Line is open around the clock."
"the Call is free and it does not appear on the phone bill."
"Even the relatives or friends of any victims as well as professionals can call the national telephone."
"Source: the national telephone, National center for women's welfare (NCK) at Uppsala university"