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Call for Evidence on Violence against women and girls

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 how to shape a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls. We want you to be a part of that, by having your say.

As part of our research we want to understand what more the Government could be doing to ensure that our public spaces are safe spaces for all women and girls.

The survey will allow us to better understand the concerns, perceptions and experiences of women and girls in Jersey. This will allow us to identify public spaces where they may not feel very safe, what improvements are needed, and to communicate what we have done to address these concerns.

Your feedback will allow us to prioritise what actions to take to help women and girls feel safer in our public spaces. For example, this could include improvements to street lighting, more CCTV cameras, or better signage. The information will also inform our discussions with the States of Jersey Police.

The map-based tool allows you to drop a pin on the specific location you’re referring to and answer a few questions relating to that location. If you provide your email address, a dedicated officer can respond and please continue to check the site to read what actions we have taken in response to feedback.

Get your neighbours involved.

The more people involved in sharing their experiences, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.

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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. 

Find out more information about violence against women and girls and the different forms it can take here

Warning and Support

Please note some of the details shared here may contain emotionally difficult material related to sexual assault, domestic abuse, stalking, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999.  To report a safeguarding concern for a child or young person, please contact the Children and Families Hub. To report a safeguarding concern for an adult, please contact Single Point of Referral.

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