Men's violence against women and violence in close relationships

An introductory course on
Men's violence against women and violence in close relationships

Men's violence against women is a serious and widespread societal problem both globally and in Sweden. Having knowledge about violence is important in order to be able to give victims of violence a good response and to be able to work preventively and change attitudes in society. In this course you get an introduction to the subject of men's violence against women and violence in close relationships.

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The course is an excellent tool for acquiring an overall knowledge of the subject. As a future sociologist, it is especially important to broaden one's understanding and definition of violence in order to deviate from stereotypical images. The course structure with different chapters is smooth and flexible.

Sanna Frykman
Sociology student, Mittuniversitetet


I think the course is very good because it gives everyone, regardless of previous knowledge of violence, a good foundation. It is easily accessible, free of charge and you can take it when you have time, pause and then continue. As an educator, I can use it in group education.

Carina Frykman
Coordinator against violence in a close relationship, Region Jämtland Härjedalen


All employees must take the web course. Exposure to violence is everywhere, in all classes of society, and therefore everyone in our municipality should have the same knowledge about violence in close relationships.

Jonna Welander
Coordinator, VCR team, Karlshamns kommun

Using this course


To use the course, you must create an account. The course works on both computer, tablet and mobile phone.


The course takes approximately two to three hours to complete. By creating an account, you can pause and resume at a later time.


You also get content that is adapted to your professional role and your prior knowledge.


You can also do the course in groups. There is a custom group track that you can switch to (in the course) and a manual with ready-made lessons to use.

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