The needs assessment (Output 1) consisted of the development of tools to gather relevant information from women with experiences of abuse, professionals as well as relevant literature.
The main questions the needs assessment aimed to answer were the following:
- Are women in abusive relationships/situations reaching Victim Support Organisations through online means (including Helplines)? What is the trend and what can we do to facilitate victims’ online access?
- Is there a difference in using alternative types of counselling and help between different sections of the population?
- Are women in abusive situations searching the web for online advise, & if they do, how do they search (what keywords they use)? If they are not searching, why not ?
Download the Needs Assessment in English here.