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10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Fortcoming policy developments

The Government has in June 2021 commissioned the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (MUCF) to produce and disseminate  knowledge focusing on honour-related violence and oppression. The purpose is to increase competences in in these issues among professionals who in their work come into contact with young people.

Honour-related violence and oppression is a serious societal problem that violates and restricts mainly the rights and freedoms of girls and young women, but also young men and young LGBTQI people. Knowledge-raising and violence prevention efforts are needed in leisure activities, as leisure leaders and other professionals can, through their work, come into contact with young people who are exposed to honour-related violence and oppression.

It is important that leisure activities for young people are inclusive and that those who work with young people's leisure time have the competence to handle issues related to honour-related violence and oppression.

The assignment is to be reported no later than March 31, 2022.