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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

    The rippling effects of bushfire disasters. This paper highlights implications for assessment and interventions with women residing within high bushfire-affected communities experiencing or at risk of violence post-disaster. @hegarty_kelsey @ProfCHumphreys https://bit.ly/37nmS43

    Important resources for the #BushfireCrisisAustralia from the Gender and Disaster Pod @WHGNE
    @whinwomen https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1220214807585886213

    In the latest issue of Notepad, @ANROWS looks at the evidence about #domesticviolence during times of disaster. The 1800RESPECT service is available to anyone seeking support, information and referrals. Call 1800 737 732, any time of the day or night.
    https://www.anrows.org.au/notepad/anrows-notepad-16-january-2020/

    Thanks @ANROWS for sharing this important work. @WHGNE / @whinwomen for more. https://twitter.com/anrows/status/1220214807585886213

    In four simple steps you can improve the safety of women affected by the #BushfireCrisisAustralia #NSWfires
    (Postcard from @WHGNE & @whinwomen):

    https://www.genderanddisaster.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Disaster-is-no-excuse-for-violence-edited.pdf

    Bushfire Crisis and Climate Emergency, Extensive relief resources listed, Black Deaths in Custody, Reproductive Abuse and more. - https://mailchi.mp/awava/wa-family-violence-law-reform-package-group-home-violence-resources-events-and-more-2687105

    Poignant words from @amani_haydar_ about having her mother's narrative taken over by the courtroom and media: “But it was very disempowering and silencing to have my mum's narrative go through the filter of what a courtroom requires.”

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/my-father-murdered-my-mother-domestic-violence-survivors-need-better-support?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

    An important and helpful paper by @DrLauraTarzia drawing on the voices of victims/survivors to explore factors associated with intimate partner sexual violence at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.
    #IPSV #DFV
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260519900298

    Very excited to share this piece written with @Dr_AnastasiaP for @ANROWS on the importance of mixed methods research on social norms and #ViolenceAgainstWomen https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1219865746081107969

    New ANROWS report:
    https://bit.ly/2TGUQfU

    This study explores the feasibility of including social norms measures in the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

    Teenage boys with progressive attitudes about gender are much less likely to bully or engage in violent acts than their peers with rigid, traditional views of masculinity. https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2020/01/teenage-boys-with-progressive-attitudes-about-gender-are-less-likely-to-be-violent-study-finds/ via @MinnPost

    Our systematic review, led by PhD candidate @meusupol, published in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse examines the effect of family violence exposure on adolescent academic achievement: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838019899486 FV leads to lower academic performance @ANROWS @safer_families @FamilyStudies