Abu Dhabi: The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi has unveiled a new survey which is expected to identify the causes of domestic violence and patterns of abusive behavior.
The questionnaire which is launched in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Centre for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care (Ewa’a), will explore different types of domestic violence identified in the family protection policy launched by the UAE government in November 2019.
The results from the survey will be used to evaluate the levels of satisfaction over the services offered by relevant government institutions to enable victims to integrate into their families and society.
The Department of Community Development has reiterated that it is critical that individuals aged 18 years and above provide their feedback in the questionnaire which will help the Department to understand the extent of the problem, understand its root causes and develop solutions and appropriate interventions.
The DCD Under-Secretary reaffirmed the Department’s commitment to identifying social priorities in the Emirate through such surveys and enhancing cooperation between the department and all relevant parties to develop initiatives to strengthen family bonds.
Meanwhile, Ms. Sarah Ibrahim Shohail, Director-General of Ewa’a, observed that, “The survey is a joint effort by the DCD and Ewa’a to improve the quality of services provided by the centre, and to draw up a vision to build a cohesive community based on mutual love and respect.”
Ms. Shohail further added that the survey would help identify mechanisms to prevent domestic violence and strengthen family bonds essential to build a happy and cohesive society. It will also contribute to developing awareness campaigns to inculcate positive behaviors among individuals.
Results of such surveys and research help the DCD, its strategic partners and other relevant entities to develop recommendations and initiatives on social development pursued by the government of Abu Dhabi.
Individuals who are interested to take part in the Survey can visit the dedicated page. All submitted data will be kept confidential and will only be used for research purposes and assist in arriving at the best indicators that will help improve society’s quality of life.