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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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    "From basic texting right through to really innovative uses of technology including controlling & monitoring behaviour" - @ANROWSCEO Padma Raman spoke to @abcnews about technology-facilitated abuse.

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    Boys who experience violence and trauma in their childhood are more likely to become offenders in their teen years, a new @ANROWS report has found @AAPNewswire https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/crime/abuse-neglect-lead-more-boys-into-custody-c-7709034.amp

    The prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the prevention of violence against women, are the same cause.

    We will not reduce the prevalence of violence against women if we don't also protect children from abuse, neglect and trauma. https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1553893268101931010

    The intersection of child abuse with sexual violence is poorly understood in child protection, as is the relationship with youth offending. Far more work & resourcing is needed to support practitioners in this field in identifying risk & coordinating support for CYP #politas #coi https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1553893268101931010

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    Ms Raman added that she welcomed the new report, which creates opportunities to intervene early in the lives of young Australians who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

    “This new report significantly enhances our capacity to respond to children experiencing harm, before they go on to commit offences. It equips Australian policymakers with new knowledge that can be used to effect generational change," said @ANROWSCEO Padma Raman.

    Investment in early intervention services is critical. This research equips policy makers and practice designers with more knowledge about how to identify children at risk and reduce the likelihood of offending. #earlyintervention

    These findings indicate that interventions for young people who offend should be trauma informed, with the researchers recommending collaboration between services responding to children including health and justice services.