Violence against women and girls: general public survey

Closes 20 Jan 2023

Opened 10 Oct 2022


Everyone aged 16 or older who lives in Jersey is welcome to complete this survey. You do not have to have experienced violence or abuse to complete it. We invite all genders to complete the survey.

This survey is not monitored daily and is not a place to report crime. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999.

To report a safeguarding concern for a child or young person, contact the Children and Families Hub. To report a safeguarding concern for an adult, contact Single Point of Referral.

What does ‘Violence against women and girls’ mean?

Violence against women and girls is any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. 

Violence against women and girls refers to acts of violence or abuse that disproportionately affect women and girls. Although women and girls are mostly affected, men and boys can also be victims of this type of violence. Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people can also be victims of this type of violence often due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Please see our website for more information on violence against women and girls and the different forms it can take.

Why your views matter

Thank you for taking part in this survey.

A taskforce has been set up to drive progress in reducing violence against women and girls in Jersey. Our role is to take action to understand more about these types of crimes and behaviours in our Island. Our research will tell the Government on how best to shape a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls. We want you to be a part of that, by having your say.

Survey questions

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We would like your honest opinion. There are no right or wrong answers.

All questions are optional. If you do not wish to answer any of the questions move onto the next question or end the survey.

Your information

All responses to the questions will be anonymous. We do not ask for your name or contact details at any point.

We do ask you about your ethnicity and gender. This so we can understand how different groups are affected by violence against women and girls. You do not have to provide information on these if you do not want to.

When you finish the survey a unique response ID number will appear on your screen. If you decide you do not want us to use the information you submitted, email You will need to quote the response ID number so we can delete your data. 

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