Screen Reader Mode Icon

Welcome to the Family Law Protection Orders and Peace Bonds Survey

Please read the information below carefully before deciding whether you would like to participate in the study.


We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Are a cisgender or transgender woman or gender-diverse person who has experienced intimate partner violence, domestic violence and/or gender-based violence
  • Live in B.C.
  • Are 19+

About the Survey

Thank you for your interest in participating in this survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information about family law protection orders and peace bonds as they relate to intimate partner violence and gender-based violence in B.C. Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is seeking to understand the challenges and barriers that survivors face in pursuit of family law protection orders and peace bonds. We are gathering data in order to influence government policy and best practices to maximize accessibility and effectiveness of family law protection orders and peace bonds, to better protect women, girls, and gender-diverse people facing intimate partner violence.

This survey covers topics including, but not limited to, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, gender-based violence, family law protection orders, peace bonds, police responses, and the legal system as it relates to violence against women and gender-diverse people. We will ask you questions about your experiences of intimate partner violence, obtaining and enforcing family law protection orders and peace bonds, and questions about your experiences with police and the court system. Information and questions presented in this survey may trigger unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and responses.

If you are concerned for your safety, or if you need support working through feelings or triggers that may arise related to your experience of gender-based violence or intimate partner violence, please call the Battered Women’s Support Services crisis line at 604-687-1867 or toll free at 1-855-687-1868. The crisis line can also be reached by email at  
0 of 42 answered