Welcome to Malmö Kvinnojour

Welcome to Malmö Kvinnojour – Malmö Women’s Shelter. 

About Malmö Women’s Shelter

Malmö Women’s Shelter Association is one of Sweden’s oldest women’s shelters and works to support and provide counselling for women and children who are victims of violence. The shelter offers counselling sessions at the open office with a counsellor, as well as support and counselling via the telephone helpline. In addition, sheltered housing can be provided. The shelter also works with prevention and advocacy through lectures, media presence, our podcast etc. by using our knowledge of violence, gender and power and the relationship between them. We are not affiliated to any political party or religion. 

For more information – call us on weekdays between 9am – 16pm. 

Malmö Women’s Shelter only accepts placement requests from Social Services 

Telephone Helpline 

Via our telephone helpline, we provide support and counselling for women who are victims of violence. 

Support and counselling are also offered to authorities, relatives, friends, colleagues, employers, as well as other parties in need. 

You may be anonymous.

We are bound by confidentiality.

Phone number: 040-30 11 13

Counselling Office

Our counsellors meet and provide counselling for women who are victims of violence. 

You may be anonymous.

We are bound by confidentiality.

Counselling sessions are free.

You book a session by calling our helpline: 040- 30 11 13

Our shelter

Malmö Women’s Shelter provides sheltered housing for women and accompanying children who are subjected to threats and violence in their every day lives.

Women and children live in the housing together. Each woman and any accompanying children live in their own apartment or a private room in a multi-family apartment. In multi-family apartments, common areas are shared (kitchen, bathroom, living room) with other residents. The housing has clean sheets and towels as well as laundry facilities. The housing is self-catering. Upon moving in, a starter kit including personal care products, sleepwear, etc. is provided. 

All women and children living in sheltered housing provided by Malmö Women´s Shelter are offered continuous counselling, daily contact with a housing coordinator, help with contacting authorities, a contingency plan for their stay, accompaniment to various agencies (e.g. police, hospital, and lawyer), child care etc. 

Malmö Women’s Shelter also offers health-enhancing activities, such as access to gym and workout, massage therapy, and the possibility to participate in various activities to contribute to greater satisfaction and stimulation for both women and children. A large selection of books, movies, and toys are available. 

The housing is equipped with an emergency alarm connected to an alarm center and the police. 

Malmö Women’s Shelter only accepts placement requests from Social Services 

Continues follow-up with the social services requesting the placement is done through physical meetings as well as via telephone and email. 


We offer support to anyone who prefers to identify themselves as a woman. Regardless of biological sex or legal gender, gender expression or sexual orientation.

Malmö Women´s Shelter can offer placement in collective accommodation or individual apartments. 

LGBTQ Certification. During 2016 Malmö Women´s Shelter became LGBTQ-certified. 


Malmö Women´s Shelter has been working for the right of women and children to a life free from violence since 1980. And we are happy to share!

Through lectures, at your facilities or at ours, we can tell you more about domestic violence. What characterises partner violence, the warning signs and consequences, and how to work with people who are or have been victims of violence. 

We can also adapt lectures upon request. Themes can include children subjected to violence, sexual violence, LGBTQ people’s exposure to violence, violence prevention and more. 

Please contact us for more information. 

Domestic violence

Violence can be physical, psychological, latent, sexual, financial and material. A shove. A slap across the face. Control that limits your life. Foul language and derogatory remarks. Blows to the body. Threats of violence. Weapons used to hurt you. All this classifies as violence.

Characteristic of violence is that it is often used systematically and over a long period of time. It is not always easy to beak away from someone you’ve loved or still love and liv in a relationship with. Many are also in a situation of dependence to their perpetrator. 

Domestic violence is a serious social problem. Statistically, men’s violence against women is the most common type of domestic violence. Every year, about 30 000 cases of assault against women are reported to the police. IN  nearly half of those cases, the victim and the perpetrator are in a close relationship.

The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention estimates that about 80 per cent of domestic violence against women is never reported to the police.

Every year around seventeen women are murdered, by a man that they have or have had a romantic relationship with.