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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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    #NCAS ON TWITTER

    NSW: "In some parts of the state, survivors – who had experienced sexual assault outside of the past seven days – were put on waitlists of up to 12 months, with some hospitals even closing waitlists for adult survivors with historic cases." https://hubs.la/Q01bScTM0

    "On average, one woman is killed each week by her partner, according to statistics cited by @ANROWS." @SBSNews's @amyjrh & @EmmaBrancat report that women's safety advocates say domestic, family (#DFV) and sexual violence "has to be on the agenda". #auspol
    https://hubs.la/Q01bMv-30

    "The combined findings of these studies reveals a tendency to frame domestic violence in a way that shifts blame away from the perpetrator, does not enhance public understanding of the complexity of the issue, sensationalises & omits certain forms of DV." https://hubs.la/Q01bMrrK0

    At @DV_NSW conference, @nswpolice Commissioner Webb highlighted the need for consequences for #DFV offenders.
    @ANROWS + @AICriminology's #CEASE program aims to increase offender accountability with swift communication of consequences & targeted responses.
    https://hubs.ly/Q01bL-gj0

    Closes 22/05/22: @ANROWS is seeking a Senior Research Officer with expertise in quantitative social research to work on the National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) that measures changes in Australian attitudes to gender equity & violence against women. https://hubs.la/Q019N_k50

    We haven’t heard much on #VAW in #ausvotes but @ANROWS has important insight:
    “researchers list range of reforms, initiatives & education campaigns that could help inform Australians about reality of sexual assault & help prevent violence in first place” #respectwomen #womenvote https://twitter.com/anrows/status/1526443643749408769

    “We know from recent @ANROWS & @AICriminology research that 1 in 4 intimate partner homicide victims had obtained a protection order during the post-separation period – intervention at this time can be critical to reducing further offending & #IPH,” said Padma Raman @ANROWSCEO.

    Research by the @AICriminology shows around 50% of #DFV perpetrators commit a further offence within 4 years. Overseas trials of focused deterrence approaches like CEASE have shown collaborative multiagency intervention can reduce the chance of reoffending.

    CEASE is a multiagency response that applies a range of tools & tactics to hold #DFV perpetrators accountable & deter further abuse. Importantly #CEASE provides parallel support for victims & survivors.
    This is the first Australian trial of this approach to reduce DFV offending.

    How can we improve police responses to #domesticviolence? @ANROWS+@AICriminology have partnered for a 🆕 intervention – CEASE – a focused deterrence-based approach that aims to reduce #DFV reoffending & add to the evidence base on perpetrator interventions
    https://hubs.la/Q01b4QDK0

    ANROWS research found mistrust of women’s report of sexual violence drew upon inaccurate myths and gendered stereotypes that contrast starkly with the fact that false allegations of sexual assault are extremely rare. Read it here:
    https://hubs.la/Q01br6Q_0
    #believeher

    “I’ve had pushback from some people saying: ‘Well, if she made a false allegation then we have to call it out’,” says Waxman, “but it’s fuelling the misconception that false allegations of abuse and sexual abuse are rife. They’re not.”
    https://hubs.la/Q01br9Tt0