The Cyber Violence Research Project
The Cyber Violence Research Project, is a peer-led, city-wide needs assessment on sexual cyber violence experienced by girls and young women. The project is collaboration between East Metro Youth Services, St. Stephen’s Community House and METRAC and is funded by the Status of Women, a federal government organization that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
The project team – Webbing With Wisdom – is conducting a research project to better understand the experiences young women are having with cyber sexual violence. We will be collecting our research via 300 SURVEYS administered across the GTA.
If you are a self-identified woman between the ages of 14 and 24, we want you to participate in this SURVEY because you are the experts. Too often, the voices of young women go unheard. This is your opportunity to tell us – confidentially – about what’s really happening online. We have all had our individual experiences with sexual cyber violence. Our goal is to figure out why it happens, who it happens to and what we can do to end it.
Once we collect all of this information, we’re not just going to file it away or turn it into a huge document that nobody understands or gets to see. We want self-identified women to be a part of the conversation that helps to end sexual cyber violence.
Thank you for your insights and participation.
- You are a self-identified woman between the ages of 14 and 24.
- Everything is anonymous. You’re name isn’t attached to the survey. The demographic information is just for data purposes to better analyze the responses we receive.
- If there are any questions that make you feel uncomfortable or if there is a question you don’t understand, you can also feel free to call one of us over and we will help you as best as we can.
- Your participation is voluntary. If there are any questions that you don’t want to answer, feel free to skip them.
- In May 2015, we’re having a conference to share the findings of this research and you’re all invited to attend. After you’re finished the survey, we’ll have a sign-up sheet here in the front. All you have to do is leave your email and we’ll follow up with the details of the conference.
- The card that we’re handing out has some support services if anything comes up for you that you want to address. We can also answer any questions you may have in regards to these services.