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  • ABOUT

    The NCAS
    Report

    The NCAS tells us how people understand violence against women, their attitudes towards it, what influences their attitudes, and if there has been a change over time.

    The report

    The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women and Gender Equality Survey.

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  • Resources

    The 2017 NCAS

    A collection of resources to help assist in the communication of NCAS findings and messages.

    The report

    The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women and Gender Equality Survey.

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  • The 2017 NCAS findings are here!

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    Young Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality

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    Attitudes of people from non-main English-speaking countries

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    Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders

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    Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality

    While Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality are improving, there are some concerning trends.

    Many people’s knowledge and attitudes to violence against women are out of step with the evidence, and with women’s experiences.

    It’s concerning that a substantial minority mistrust women’s reports of violence, and feel the problem of gender inequality is exaggerated. We need to do more to change these attitudes.

    Our attitudes to sexual consent are concerning. We need to focus on the abusive behaviour, not women’s choices.

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    NCAS

    What is NCAS

    The periodic National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey, or NCAS, tells us how people understand violence against women, their attitudes towards it, what influences their attitudes, and if there has been a change over time. It also gauges attitudes to gender equality and people’s preparedness to intervene when witnessing violence or its precursors.


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    The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women and Gender Equality Survey


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    MCWH is pleased to be part of a webinar on 'Strengthening capacity for multicultural and settlement services to support women experiencing violence' on 10 June 2020.

    Register your place today: https://www.anrows.org.au/event/strengthening-capacity-for-multicultural-and-settlement-services-to-support-women-experiencing-violence/?fbclid=IwAR3Xq6vu7p41mq9OK2KhOPpxhwRaR1lWu3Q8Ny1ej_bjp1KZ42BnNkPcBYc

    @ANROWS has published research which explores how we might begin to improve the recognition and understanding of LGBTQ intimate partner violence among both mainstream and domestic and family violence service providers, and within #LGBTQ communities. https://buff.ly/2AsDUSF

    Today is Australia’s 1st LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day.
    The “heterosexual face” of DFV can mask its presence in #LGBTQ relationships. It’s important that mainstream service providers increase capacity to recognise the unique dynamics of LGBTQ DV.
    https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/developing-lgbtq-programs-for-perpetrators-and-victims-survivors-of-domestic-and-family-violence/

    I can't wait to read it! Congratulations @mike_salter @ANROWS and teams! https://twitter.com/mike_salter/status/1265428014789091329

    "All women interviewed for the study had been extensively victimised, however no woman reported that the full extent of her victimisation had been prosecuted in the criminal justice system" | @mike_salter et al in new @ANROWS research on complex trauma: https://bit.ly/3d4lplW.

    "Complex trauma overlaps with frameworks on #violenceagainstwomen & #mentalhealth. However, the impact of complex trauma is not comprehensively addressed by these fwks, which contributes to the fragmented response to women in distress." This
    report incl rec for policy & practice. https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1265440526976704512

    "The women we interviewed told us that #complextrauma is impacting every aspect of their lives: mental health, physical health, relationships, safety, financial security." A/Prof @mike_salter on new ANROWS research w @UNSW @westernsydneyu & @Griffith_Uni:
    https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/a-deep-wound-under-my-heart-constructions-of-complex-trauma-and-implications-for-womens-wellbeing-and-safety-from-violence/

    Our interdisciplinary, multi-uni, multi-state @ANROWS report on #complextrauma is now available! https://bit.ly/3em9hgj @GriffCrimInst @Griffith_Uni @UNSW @westernsydneyu @GriffithUniVC @mike_salter @JaneUssher Elizabeth Conroy Warwick Middleton Jackie Burke #trauma #violence https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1265424289622159365

    Our @ANROWS research report on complex trauma is out! Thank you so much to all the survivors and professionals (and survivor-professionals) who were interviewed for this study, and all the services who helped with recruitment https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/a-deep-wound-under-my-heart-constructions-of-complex-trauma-and-implications-for-womens-wellbeing-and-safety-from-violence/

    "When you use the word illness, you’re saying that I’m sick. I’m not sick. I have a set of symptoms as a result of what was done to me. I’m not sick.” Great new research into #complextrauma by @mike_salter published by @ANROWS this morning: https://www.anrows.org.au/project/constructions-of-complex-trauma-and-implications-for-womens-wellbeing-and-safety-from-violence/

    New ANROWS research led by @mike_salter shows that while health professionals favour a psychological understanding of #complextrauma, women with experiences of complex trauma emphasise bodily and relational aspects: https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/a-deep-wound-under-my-heart-constructions-of-complex-trauma-and-implications-for-womens-wellbeing-and-safety-from-violence/

    The @walkleys have announced the finalists for the Walkley Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism, including the finalists for the Our Watch Award for excellence in reporting on violence against women and children.