The purpose of this survey is to understand and measure community attitudes and behaviours in relation to gender equality. The survey will also measure community's readiness to address gender inequality.

Gender inequality refers to the unequal treatment of individuals due to their gender identity.

Gender identity is an umbrella term covering the way a person identifies and express their gender, e.g woman, man, gender diverse, transgender, gender fluid.

Your response to this survey will guide and measure the work of Council and the broader community in addressing gender inequality.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. 

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* 1. Please rate your agreement with the following statement:

‘All genders are respected equally in our community’.

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* 2. To what extent are all genders valued equally in the areas of?

  Very much Somewhat Undecided Not really Not at all
Employment
Sport
Home
School
Community/Public life

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* 3. How much do you agree with the following statements about gender roles?

  Strongly disagree  Disagree  Neither agree or disagree  Agree Strongly agree
Women are not physically as strong as men
Men are to be the main household income providers
Women need to have children to be fulfilled
Women's emotions mean they can't make rational decisions
Men are aggressive in nature due to evolution and hunting instincts
Men make better leaders than women
Women don’t deserve education as much as men

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* 4. Which of the following do you think are the main causes of family violence? You can choose multiple answers.

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* 5. What does gender equality mean to you?

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* 6. Have you experienced any of the following? You can choose multiple answers. 

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* 7. In regards to family violence, how confident are you in-

  Not confident Somewhat confident Neither confident or not confident Confident  I don't know enough to answer
Reporting to authorities
Participating in White Ribbon events
Making a stand against gendered violence 
Raising awareness
Providing/taking part in education and awareness training
Becoming an activist
Doing nothing 

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* 8. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statement:

'I have a role to play in creating a gender equal society'

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* 9. Are you aged between:

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* 10. I identify as:

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* 11. I live in:

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* 12. I identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

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* 13. English is my second language:

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* 14. I am a person living with a disabilty

Has this survey raised any personal concerns?

If you have become upset or distressed as a result of any questions in this survey, support is available through:

Your GP
Mallee Domestic Violence Service (MDVS): 5021 2130
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre: 1800 015 188 https://www.safesteps.org.au/
1800RESPECT – National sexual assault,  family violence counselling service: 1800 737 732 https://www.1800respect.org.au/
Mensline counselling service for men : 1300 789 978, https://mensline.org.au/
The Orange Door, Mallee
Family Safety Victoria
T 1800 290 943 | M 0438 102 663 www.orangedoor.vic.gov.au

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