Sweden

Pathfinding country since 2016

Population of children under 18

2,189,380

Lead governing body for ending violence against children

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Lead coordinating body

Multi-stakeholder coordination platform to end violence against children in cooperation with focal point at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Current national action plan to end violence against children

National strategy to prevent and combat violence against children inquiry proposal to be presented by May 2022

Prevalence Data

1-14-year-olds
Experiencing violent
discipline
in the past month

-

-

Before age 18
Children experiencing
physical violence

-

-

Before age 18
Children experiencing
sexual violence

-

-

11-15 year olds
Experienced bullying in the past 30 days

11%

14%

13-15 year olds
involved in physical fighting in the past 12 months

-

-

Prevalence data is based on available information gathered from partner databases and reports as of November 2021. Due to differences in survey design, data from National VAC Surveys may not be internationally comparable.

  milestones and progress  


Sweden

Milestones and progress

Government commitments

Pathfinding Country

  • Appointed governing body or focal point for violence against children
  • Appointed lead coordinating body

Bans on corporal punishment in all settings

Safe fo Learn Call to Action endorser

Signatory to the WeProtect Global Alliance

Source: WPGA


Launch and dissemination of national data

Data collected on prevalence of violence against children

Access Sweden’s National Survey on Violence Against Children, 2016

Global Status Report country profile

Access the country profile


Progress of National Action Plan (NAP)

National action plan

Launched

Costed

Funded

Involved children in the development process

Includes at least 4 INSPIRE strategies

Includes child online safety

Includes a school-based violence prevention plan

Published evaluation of NAP

Education Sector Plans embeds violence prevention


Voluntary National Review on SDG 16.2 as part of the

High-level Political Forum

Most recent voluntary National Reviews included reference to violence against children

Access Sweden’s Voluntary National Review


Reporting and response portal

Helplines to report online child sexual abuse material

Source: IWF and INHOPE