|Type of Measure||Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey|
|Form of Violence||Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence|
The main objectives of the study were both the description of the occurrence of violence as well as the evaluation of the reaction to it by the police and the organizations aiding the victims. The International Violence Against Women (IVAWS) study was based on the standardized questionnaire, modified to the culture of a given country. Each participant in the study was responsible for securing the funds and for defining all the necessary tools and procedures to execute the survey. In Poland the survey was financed by KBN (The Committee for the Scientific Research) and carried out under the guidance of the author as part of the studies at the Chair of Criminology and Criminal Policy in the Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization at the Warsaw University.