A safe living environment
We are taking a stand against domestic violence - will you help us?
LU Accommodation is actively working on ensuring a safe living environment for our tenants on all levels. That is why we are introducing ‘Huskurage’ – a policy to prevent domestic violence.
Stand Against Violence
In Sweden, using violence and threat against persons is a criminal offence. Domestic violence includes all types of violence that may occur in a home; it may be physical, psychological or sexual.
Physical violence includes hitting, pushing, kicking or pulling somebody’s hair.
Psychological violence includes being threatened, frightened or ridiculed. Psychological violence can also be to be isolated and forbidden to see friends.
Sexual violence includes rape or other sexual acts that are forced upon another person.
Domestic violence is a classified global health problem. Did you know that the ones most likely to expose others to domestic violence are men in the ages of 16 to 30 years? And the ones most likely to be exposed to the violence are women in the ages of 16 to 24 years? Introducing Huskurage at LU Accommodation is therefore exceptionally important. Swedish national safety surveys show that a majority of those being exposed to violence does not report the abuser. A number of people therefore live with violence every day.
Together we can make a difference
Together, with small actions, we can prevent the violence. Research shows that those being exposed to violence are more inclined to offer resistance if they know help is available, for example knowing that neighbours can come to the rescue. These conditions give us the opportunity to help our fellow residents together.
A safe place to live
When neighbours together decide to act against domestic violence we create a safe place to live. Lives can be saved and people can be helped to a brighter future. If you are concerned about your neighbour, we ask you to knock on your neighbour’s door or get help from another neighbour or LU Accommodation. If the situation is urgent or threatening you should always call the police at 112.
Thank you for caring!