Activity of Ungdomsstyrelsen (in English: The Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs)
Aims and objectives
The Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs is a government agency that works to ensure that young people have access to welfare by
- producing and communicating knowledge about young people's living conditions;
- following up the objectives set for the national youth policy by the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) and the Government and by supporting municipalities in their youth policy work;
- distributing funds to civil society in the form of support for organisations, projects and international cooperation.
All the assistance we distribute is given on behalf of the Swedish government. In relation to men and masculinities and gender equality, the board has received several assignments from the government to investigate and spread knowledge on violence from gender/masculinities perspectives within the public sector and NGOs, most recently in 2011. The latter is a four-year assignment which includes a study on the prevalence of violence against young men as well as violence committed by young men, a study of the relation between violence and masculinities, a mapping of methods to prevent violence in young men, and finally to spread this knowledge to the public sector in Sweden.
Name: Ungdomsstyrelsen (in English: The Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs)
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Sweden
Organisation Zip Code: SE - 118 94
Organisation Phone: 46 8 566 219 00
Developed and organised a series of training events in 2009-2010 for the public sector on the prevention of violence against young women, including honour-related violence and oppression
- Berg, L., Söderström, P., and M. Sjögren. 2010. Prata Bort Mansvåld. En Inventering av Våldsprevention utifrån ett Genusmedvetet eller Normkritiskt Perspektiv på Unga Män, Manlighet och Våld [Talking Away Men's Violence. A Mapping of Violence Prevention Work from a Gender-Conscious or Norm-Critical Perspective on Young Men, Masculinity and Violence]. Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen.