ATIM Women`s Organisation
A non-profit organisation for abused women, based in Malmö, Sweden.
ATIM stands for Responsibility, Trust, Integrity and Courage. ATIM is a non-profit
organisation that is politically independent and relies on grants and contributions.
A small number of employed staff is working at the shelter, and a number of volunteers
are running some of the activities. All staff, employed and volunteers, are women.
We have been working since 2004 and have since 2005 been running a shelter for
battered women and their children. We also offer support and advice for anyone who
calls our help line. Among the staff we have different ethnic backgrounds and language
skills, which facilitates helping immigrant women.
We provide support to anyone who calls us and is in need of help or advice. You can
choose to be anonymous when you call.
Office phone: (+46) (0)40-12 55 86
Emergency line: (+46) (0)765-58 62 98
How We Can Help
Our shelter has a number of places for women who needs shelter for a short or long
period of time. In the shelter, the women share kitchen and bathroom facilities, and
has one room or two for themselves and their children. During the stay the women are
supported by our staff. We offer to help the residents with arranging visits to medical
clinics, lawyers, the migration board, the social welfare office and other meetings.
Support For Children
Our project `Children in Focus`, cares especially about the children who accompany their
mothers in the shelter. Many of them has been witnessing abuse of their mothers,
sometimes been abused themselves, and are in need of extra care and attention.
It is important that the children are not being isolated when living in the shelter, why we
encourage the mothers to have an active leisure time with their children. We provide
weekly activities for the mothers and children together and also for the children alone.
An ongoing project in primary schools in Malmö by `Children in Focus`, is designed to
prevent violence and to raise awareness among children about childrens` rights. In a
number of sessions we provide children with tools to understand definitions of violence,
and we also discuss conflict resolution, different values and emotions.