Security Research

Focus groups "Violence"



Project Management:  Dr.in Birgitt Haller
Implementation:  Dr.in Karin Bischof
Mag.a Bianca Tone
Financed by:   24-Stunden Frauennotruf/ MA 57
Concluded in:   October 2012

The study aimed to gather information about the acceptance and the effects of the Vienna-based 24-hour emergency hotline for women. The criterion for the composition of the focus groups was the discussants’ age, ranging from girls to older women. The topics discussed were: understanding of violence; how is violence talked about and dealt with; which support measures and institutions are known, which ones are wanted. Knowing about the (age-dependent) attitudes and motivations of potential clients supports the 24-hour emergency hotline in adapting its programme and / or its public relations work where necessary.