The Government gave the National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) the task to follow up and evaluate how the plan was implemented. Brå's report was presented in December 2010 (Brå Report 2010:18). It shows that the plan has substantially increased awareness and knowledge about men's violence against women among professionals in many different areas. It also shows that the actual support for women who are victims of violence has improved, even if it still needs to develop. The improved support has made more women motivated to report to the police when they are exposed to violence, but the report also indicates that the measures taken have not yet had any visible effects on the total amount of women exposed to violence by men.
It is our belief that the plan and its effects are of interest not just to a Swedish public, but also to decision makers and professionals in other countries.
© The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 2011
Authors: Marcus Lundgren, Stina Holmberg, Ylva Lennartsson Hartmann, Amanda Netscher