A Government Survey into Violence Against Young Women and Girls on Jersey

Closes 10 Feb 2023

Opened 12 Jan 2023


A Government Survey into Violence Against Young Women and Girls on Jersey

An anonymous survey for young people aged 11+. 

A message for young women and girls

Please complete this survey.

And please encourage your friends to complete it.  It really is an important opportunity for you to feed your experiences and views directly into the Government of Jersey.

All women are vulnerable to sexual violence and abuse, and young women and girls are particularly vulnerable.  The government wants to address this problem urgently but in order to do the right things it has to hear directly from young women and girls.

A message for young men and boys

Please complete this survey.

You might read the title of this survey and think “that’s not important for me”!

But please, we really encourage you to complete the whole survey.  Why?

  • This is your opportunity to be heard, when young men tell us they often feel neglected
  • The issues of violence and abuse against women affect those women close to you; sisters, girlfriends, mothers, friends
  • Violence against girls and young women is a big issue
  • Young men tell us they are fed up of being seen as part of the problem, and like they are all ‘bad’
  • You might want to be part of changing how it is to grow up on Jersey

About the survey

The Government of Jersey set up a task force to understand more about the issue of violence, abuse and harm and harassment on the Island.  You are being asked to take part in this survey which has been designed by young people on the Island for young people on the Island. We want to hear what you think about these issues, experiences you might have seen and what you think would work best for preventing violence and abuse. 

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. 

Globally 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, mostly by an intimate partner. This is a stark reminder of the scale of gender inequality and discrimination against women.

We want to collect your honest opinions and give you the confidence to share your thoughts. You will not be asked to tell us your name as part of this survey but we will ask you for some equality data to ensure we hear from everyone. 

The survey is being carried out by AVA, a UK charity working to end gender-based violence, on behalf of the Government of Jersey (www.avaproject.org.uk).

You do not have to take part in this survey if you do not want to and you do not have to answer any questions you do not want to. Your answers are anonymous.

Where will my information go?

Your feedback will be used to produce a set of focus groups and a research paper for the taskforce set up by Government of Jersey to reduce violence against women and girls.

All information you provide will be stored confidentially, in accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 under the protection of AVA.

You can find out more about how we use your data and your rights by reading our privacy notice here.

What if I need further support?

We hope that nothing about this survey is going to upset you, or make you feel sad or worried.  Before you start, think about someone you can speak to after the survey if you want to talk. We will also provide you with a list of organisations at the end of the survey that you can call for support.

If, for any reason, what we discuss makes you feel angry, sad or worried, please contact someone you trust and talk to them about how you are feeling.

If you would like to talk to one of the AVA team you can text Ruth (Research Lead) on 07305027714.


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