|Living with an abuser. Who can you turn to?|
|Written by urbanlife.se|
As a single woman staying alone in Sweden, you need to take care of your own safety. If you happen to be in an abusive relationship or with a partner who constantly torments you, there is help at hand!
An excellent site for help is kvinnojour.com. The Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters, SKR, is a national organization for local women’s shelters and other organizations that work against men’s violence towards women. It is a non-profit, non-denominational and politically independent organization.
Somaya women's shelter will help you if you have been physically and/or mentally abused, threatened, harassed, raped. Here you will find help in more than 9 languages and you can remain anonymous.Terrafem
Terrafem has a national helpline for immigrant women of all ages. The helpline offers support in about 35 languages.Elektra
Elektra offers support to younger women in several languages.Women Against Violence Europe - WAVE Network
The WAVE Database is a comprehensive database which is continuously up-dated. Here you can find addresses of women's organizations and experts working in the field in Europe, support services for victims of domestic violence, research on violence against women.Hot Peach Pages
The Hot Peach Pages web site provides information on abuse in as many of the world's languages as possible, along with lists of abuse help agencies. They do not provide direct service but you can search the web site for the agencies closest to you, and contact them for information and support.
In case of emergency, call the police at 112.
You can contact the police online at: www.polisen.se or contact the National Police Board in Sweden to register a complaint against the abuser. You can also ask the Board to provide you with emergency kits, alarm systems to install inside the house as well as cellular phones with safety features, which will help protect you better.