East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched two new surveys on this subject, one aimed at adults and the second at young people aged 14+.

Survey 1: A Safer East Riding: It's Time to Listen to You

The council is White Ribbon accredited, meaning that it recognises the severity of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and is committed to ending it by raising its profile and encouraging men and boys to be part of the solution. The council is dedicated to creating a safer East Riding for women and girls.

VAWG can happen anywhere and takes many forms - from sexist jokes online to harassing behaviour on public transport. Some behaviours may be dismissed as 'small' or 'low-level' acts: sharing sexist 'jokes' at work or in group chats; catcalling women in the street; or harassing women on a night out.  

These all contribute towards creating a culture of fear and misogyny that can encourage violence and abuse against women. If these behaviours are normalised in certain environments, it can lead to more extreme cases of violence.

Link to the survey here:

Further Information

This survey can be made available in other languages or formats if required. To request another format, please contact us at:


Survey 2: A Safer East Riding: A Safer East Riding: It’s Time to Listen to Young People

For young people 14+ to complete

 This survey developed in collaboration with Community VISION is aimed at young people aged 14+ to share their views on issues affecting them in their local community. 

As a group if you're working with young people, can you please share this survey with them. It's important to listen to the voices of young people and understand more about when young people feel safe and unsafe, and any other support that's needed. 

Link to the survey here:

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Further information

Visit the East Riding Young Healthy Minds website here

If you're  keen to learn more about this area, or you are interested in attending learning and training events organised by Community VISION, please Email:
Gemma Jennison


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