International Women in Business hosts an event to raise funds for Wonsa

International Women in Business  (IWIB) Stockholm networking group will commemorate its first anniversary with a charitable afternoon tea to raise funds for WONSA – World of No Sexual Abuse.  We are so grateful and really looking forward to this event.
In light of the SVT documentary and social media movement #brinnförjosefin about the mental and sexual abuse the Swedish singer and actress Josefin Nilsson suffered for several years, IWIB has chosen to raise funds for Wonsa.

The event is held at Kapitel 8 at Tändstickpalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15 in Stockholm. It starts at 16.30 and ends at 19.00.
The price is 700 SEK, and after covering the cost of the event, 100% of the funds will be donated to Wonsa.



Doctor Gita Rajan, founder of Wonsa, will be there to talk about the organization.

Kerstin Dejemyr, police woman will also be there to talk about her work in cases with violence against women. She was also part of the Swedish police force’s #metoo movement, #nödvärn.


iwib invitation


Movie recommendation! The Tale is about remembering and accepting the abuse

We have a movie recommendation, newly released The Tale is about a grown woman who realizes and tries to accept the fact that she was raped as a child. It’s available on HBO.

It’s documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox’s first feature film, which is a movie in #metoo spirit. It’s based on her own experiences in starting to remember and processing sexual abuse in the childhood.

Know that it could be triggering! There are some unpleasant scenes.

Read more on IMDB.

The truth about porn and sexual violence

The truth is that 88% of all porn contains sexual violence inflicted by one person upon another, often by a man upon a woman. In 95% of the cases, it is answered with pleasure or not answered at all.
Porn makes women into objects and studies show that using degrading pornography causes a loss of compassion for female rape victims.

We also know that children are watching it at younger and younger ages.

Dr. John Foubert runs One in Four, an American organization working to prevent rape through research. He has made over 50 studies that show there is a link between porn and sexual violence.

Read more on Truth About Porn.

Consent is not harder than tea


This video explains consent in such a good and easy way. It really isn’t harder to understand with sex than it is with making someone a cup of tea.

Never force anyone to drink tea and don’t pour tea into an unconscious person!


Specific education with Suzette Boon in Oct and Nov 2018

On October 6-7 and November 8-9, Wonsa will be having a specific education with Suzette Boon for operation managers, physicians, psychologists and therapists working with complexly traumatized patients. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of CPTSD, dissociative disorders and DID.
Price 10 000 SEK ex VAT for both courses. 6 000 SEK ex VAT for participating in one of them.
The education will take place in Stockholm. More information about the place and a program will be coming.
Registration is made to The number of participators is limited.

Suzette Boon about Workshop 1 – Is this a dissociative disorder?
Do you work with survivors of chronic trauma? Are you sometimes confused whether they have a dissociative disorder or Complex PTSD? And what do we actually mean when we talk about dissociation? What are dissociative parts and how are they different from borderline modes or egostates? This two day workshop will hopefully answer many of your questions!
Suzette Boon about Workshop 2 – After the Diagnosis, what next?
What do you actually need to stabilize in order to make a decision to start trauma work and how do you do that? How do you get a working alliance with aggressive and persecutory parts of the person? What are major pitfalls in the treatment process? How do you decide whether a patient is stable enough to start trauma work? And if you start trauma work, where do you start? How do you prevent decompensation or more serious dissociation or dysregulation?
And, finally how do you help lower functioning patients who do not have the strength or therapeutic potential/opportunity to do trauma work?
Day one has a focus on stabilization techniques and day two on the treatment of traumatic memories.

Publications (selection relevant to current workshop) 

Boon, S & Draijer, N.  (1991). Diagnosing Dissociative Disorders in the Netherlands. A pilot study  with the  Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R dissociative Disorders. American  Journal of Psychiatry,  148, 458- 462.

Boon,  S. & Draijer, N. (1993a). Multiple Personality Dis­order in The Nether­lands. A clinical investigation of 71 patients”, American Journal of Psychiatry, 150 (1993a) 3: 489-494; 

Boon,  S. & Draijer, N.  (1993b). Multiple Personality Disorder in the Nether­lands(Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger, 1993b); 

Boon, S. &  Draijer, N.  The Differentiation of Patients with MPD or DDNOS from  patients with a cluster B Personality Disorder”, DISSOCIATION,  6, 2/3, 126-13 

Boon, S & Draijer, N. (1995) . Screening en diagnostiek van dissociatieve stoornissen. Lisse/Amsterdam Swets & Zeitlinger

Draijer, N & Boon, S.  (1999).  The Imitation of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Patients at risk; therapists at risk. The Journal of  Psychiatry and Law, 27, fall-winter.

International women’s day

Today is international women’s day.

We know that many men are abused as well, but most of those who are exposed to sexual violence are women and girls.
As long as this is the case, international women’s day is not a celebration, but a day to remind of the situation.

In Sweden, 93% of those who are raped are women.
63% of those are under the age of 14 when they are raped.

Rape in marriage was deemed illegal in Sweden in 1965.
In some countries, it is still legal. But in most rape is illegal, though there is no specific law against rape in marriage. Click the picture of the world map for more info.

UN writes:
“It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.”

Read more from UN Women here.

We wish you all a day full of love and free from violence.

Wonsa at the Rise day

In November last year the organization Rise, who offers support groups for victims of incest or sexual abuse in the childhood, held the Rise Day in Stockholm. It’s a day completely dedicated to these victims.

Wonsa’s head of clinic and research, Gita Rajan, was there talking about the problem both on an individual level and a societal level – what it’s like to have been abused, PTSD and dissociation, but also how many victims there are and how hard it is to get help.

There was also a debate with a gynecologist, a dentist, and a CBT-therapist on how to treat patients with a sexual abuse history.
Maria Ahlin from Freethem was there to talk about pornography and moral courage.
And Marianne Lind from Norwegian Stöttesenter, the foremost clinic in Scandinavia, was there to talk about their work.


All the programs of the day, including the one with Gita, is now available for everyone to see on UR Play, watch here (in Swedish, sadly no English subtitles are available).

Thank you Rise for arranging the Rise day and helping us a little further on the way towards a world of no sexual abuse.

We have a new phone number!

As per today, Wonsa have a new phone number. Our new number is:

010-12 90 900


Wonsa in Swedish TV today

Wonsa is addressing the lack of a government financed care and trauma treatment in Sweden, for children and adults exposed to sexual abuse.

It is time for our politicians and decision makers to admit that this is a serious problem, to take a stand and make a change.

Today we were on the Swedish public news TV again, showing and talking about Wonsas work and our specialized clinic. Unfortunately this is only sent i Swedish, but 1 minut into this clip you will find the interview:


You can also find a shorter clip here:


New year of 2016!

Happy new year 2016!
2015 was an eventful year for Wonsa  -world of no sexual abuse.
During the year we opened our first clinic in Gamla Stan i Stockholm for people that have been sexually abused. At our clinic we have per today performed around 600 physiological trauma treatment hours and we currently have 40 patients signed up for treatment.
But, we still need your help in financing all or parts of our treatments while we are continuing our work and efforts in making the Swedish “Landsting” and government admitting our patient group and prioritizing public healthcare fundings for organizations like Wonsa.

If you are currently in Sweden please help us by using Swish: 123 900 4821 or SMS: WONSA followed by 50, 100, 200 or 500 to number 72901 and you will donate the corresponding amount.

If you are abroad from Sweden, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail for more information about co-operations and support.

Thank you for spreading our message, the world needs more people like you!