Children's activities

Malmö Kvinnojour works actively to help the children who accompany their mother into the shelter's accommodation. Protecting children's rights is a matter of course and our duty. We meet each child as their own party, with their own needs, wishes and rights and not just as an accompaniment to their mother.

According to a study done by the government's committee against child abuse, about 10 % of all children in Sweden have ever seen their father beat their mother. According to Swedish law, these children are victims of crime.

At Malmö Kvinnojour, we consider everyone a child until they have turned eighteen, regardless of gender identity.

We have several curators at Malmö Women's Shelter who are trained in meeting children and having conversations with children who have been exposed to or have witnessed violence in a close relationship. The counselors are trained in different conversation models for children who have been subjected to violence. The conversations aim to give children the opportunity to tell about and process their experiences of violence and thereby reduce the risk of PTSD and other psychiatric problems later in life. The conversations are held in specially adapted children's conversation rooms. We also have parental support talks.

We are subject to the Social Services Act and always report if we suspect that a child is being harmed.

DO YOU NEED OTHER HELP?

PETS

Violence against pets is a common aspect of violence in a close relationship. Not wanting to leave your pet is one of many factors that can make it difficult to leave a perpetrator.

CALL RECEPTION

At Malmö Kvinnojour, you who are or have been exposed to violence in a close relationship have the opportunity for free calls. We offer support, advice and crisis management.

PROTECTED RESIDENCE

Malmö Kvinnojour offers sheltered housing for women and accompanying children who experience violence and threats of violence in their own homes.

CHAT

Do you need someone to listen to? With us you can talk about whatever you want. Nothing is too small or too big and you can be completely anonymous.

GUIDELINE

We have a helpline where you can get support and advice. This is also where you turn if you want to book an appointment with our curators.

SUPPORT US

To support Malmö Women's Shelter's activities, you can become a support member for SEK 150 for one year. We like our support members a lot.