Never violence

This toolkit makes it possible to follow up on the End Violence Solutions Summit held in Stockholm with a seminar, round table or conference together with local partners and Swedish partners such as: Save the Children Sweden, ECPAT, Change Attitude, World Childhood Foundation, UNICEF Sweden, Friends and the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden. A connecting exhibition with illustrations from Stina Wirsén with texts from Astrid Lindgren’s speech Never violence! is also available.

Sweden was the first country to join the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children as a pathfinding country under Agenda 2030, goal 16, target 16.2. These countries demonstrate successful solutions to eliminate violence against children in different environments, from family settings to society at large. The Swedish government hosted the first Solutions Summit of the Global Partnership in Stockholm, on 14–15 February 2018.

2019 marked 30 years since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the General Assembly in New York. It also marked 40 years since Sweden adopted the law on prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings, including the home of children.

Building blocks

– Seminar programme Never violence

– An overview of the exhibition with illustrations from Stina Wirsén with texts from Astrid Lindgren’s speech Never violence! 
(Large prints: 1400 x 700 mm. Small prints: 700 x 700 mm.)

-Exhibition texts:

Introduction by Marta Santos Pais
A statement from a pediatrician
Astrid Lindgren
Astrid Lindgren quotes

-Cotton tote bags can be ordered from the Swedish Institute, kindly contact Emma Jansson.


Manual for Never violence event

Financial support

Applications for projects in April to December 2023

Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes:

– Higher education promotion
– Sweden alumni relations
– Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK)
– The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications)
You can of course also use all material on but without funding from us.

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Emma Kalmevall.