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Violence among young couples


How can intimate partner violence among young couples be prevented in the Nordic countries? The answer to this question was discussed in April 2016 in Oslo at the first-ever Nordic expert conference on the topic. The conference attracted representatives from across the Nordic region, and the issues discussed also included the connections between young men’s violence, masculine ideals and gender roles. The event was arranged by Reform – Resource Centre for Men in Norway together with partner organisations in Finland, Denmark and Sweden.

The aim with the conference was to develop shared recommendations and guidelines for the future Nordic cooperation, with a particular focus on how intimate partner violence among young couples affects both the victim and the perpetrator. The intention was to make these recommendations useful and available to organisations and authorities. The recommendations were compiled in 2016 and the project ended during the autumn the same year.