Gender based violence survey launched

The Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) and White Ribbon Scotland have launched a Community Survey on attitudes on Gender Based Violence.

The survey is part of the DAVAWP’s work towards achieving White Ribbon Scotland accreditation and helping Dumfries and Galloway become a White Ribbon Region.

The survey which is open to all residents over 16 years old consists of multiple choice questions, most of which were provided by White Ribbon Scotland and have already been asked in other Scottish Regions. The survey also includes two questions relating to the local DAVAWP public awareness work.

The questions provided by White Ribbon Scotland will help inform their national work and the DAVAWP questions will indicate which campaigns have been more visible in the region and will help give the DAVAWP guidance on what to prioritise for future awareness campaigns. There is an opportunity for people to expand on their answers to each questions and to provide further general views and comments.

As a way of thanking participants for their time and views, at the end of the survey, people will have the opportunity to take part in a draw for £100, to get a signed Queen of the South Strip or to two VIP tickets for a Queen’s game.

To take part in the survey, people can go to: and click on the White Ribbon Survey button.

To obtain a hard copy of the survey people can contact the DAVAWP Team on 01387 245190

Daniel McKeever – Interim DAVAWP Chair said: “We have been collaborating with White Ribbon Scotland for several years; our partnership work continues developing and now we are aiming to become a White Ribbon Area. Preventing violence against women is both a local and a national priority and the data gathered from this survey will help inform local and national work. We are looking forward to hearing the views of local residents through the White Ribbon Survey,”