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    The NCAS

    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.


  • 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.


  • The NCAS team

    The NCAS project is a unique, national, cross-university, cross-sector collaboration.

    It is led by ANROWS in partnership with researchers from the Social Research Centre, the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, the University of New South Wales, and VicHealth. Survey data was collected by the Social Research Centre. A diverse range of experts and stakeholders are involved in the NCAS through its governance structure.


    In addition to representatives from the Department of Social Services, the NCAS Implementation Group and Research Team responsible for planning and implementing the survey, includes:

    Ms Kim Webster

    Manager and lead author (NCAS), ANROWS

    Professor Jenny Morgan

    Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne (Implementation Group co-chair)

    Professor Julie Stubbs

    Faculty of Law, UNSW (Implementation Group co-chair)

    Dr Kristin Diemer

    Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne

    Associate Professor Anastasia Powell

    Criminology and Justice Studies, RMIT University

    Dr Nikki Honey

    Research Director, Social Research Centre

    Ms Justine Mickle

    Project Officer (NCAS), ANROWS

    Ms Samantha Mannix

    Research Officer (NCAS), ANROWS

    Ms Violeta Marticorena Politoff

    Senior Research Officer (NCAS), ANROWS

    Ms Rosie Yasmin

    Research Officer (NCAS), ANROWS


    Download the NCAS summary report

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


    If you're a policy-maker or practitioner responding to women & families experiencing violence, join this FREE @ANROWS & @CFCAexchange webinar to learn more about navigating fragmented systems:
    1pm Wed 01 April https://www.anrows.org.au/event/webinar-sadies-story-helping-women-affected-by-domestic-and-family-violence-navigate-a-fragmented-system/

    In response to #COVID19nsw, policy-makers have made @ServiceNSW a one-stop-shop for help, recognising the burden of navigating fragmented services.
    Families experiencing #DFV access multiple services in a complex system. Learn more: https://www.anrows.org.au/event/webinar-sadies-story-helping-women-affected-by-domestic-and-family-violence-navigate-a-fragmented-system/

    "I'm a 51-year-old Aboriginal woman ... I have chronic PTSD, depression & serious anxiety, from years of domestic violence & abuse. I'm at the intersection of pretty much every single criteria for being vulnerable to this pandemic."

    Today we launched On Guard, a new weekly newsletter monitoring developments on the human rights dimensions of COVID-19. Click here to read the first newsletter and subscribe: https://mailchi.mp/59cfb732fb70/introducing-on-guard-monitoring-human-rights-in-the-covid-19-pandemic-5029869 @UNSW

    How do community-based reintegration programs affect sexual offenders' recidivism? New ANROWS research from from @DrKellyRichards at @QUT set out to explore this question.

    Very little research of this kind has been conducted in Australia.

    Great interview with Angela Lynch @wlsq & Annabelle Daniel @WCS_CEO on the escalation of #familyviolence, including new forms of violence, due to #Covid_19 and what is needed to address it. Have a listen if you missed it on @RNBreakfast this morning @ScottMorrisonMP @MarisePayne https://twitter.com/RNBreakfast/status/1244384654745985024

    One of the saddest stories to have to write - Perpetrators 'are telling their partners they have the virus' so they can't leave the house https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-29/coronavirus-family-violence-surge-in-victoria/12098546 via @ABCNews

    "Counselling services for families caught up in, or at risk of, family violence — such as 1800 Respect & Mensline Australia — will share $150 million."
    A campaign to promote services will also be funded.

    TWO new reports published this week:
    🔸Antenatal #DV screening: Improving & sustaining identification & response (https://bit.ly/2JkTDEu) led by @hegarty_kelsey
    🔸 Community-based approaches to reintegrating sexual offenders (https://bit.ly/39jkjA5) led by @DrKellyRichards

    Congratulations to #QUT academics @DrKellyRichards @jodi_death and @kieranmc80 for publishing their research on #community approaches to sexual offender reintegration. Read more at https://bit.ly/2Jhk3qU @CrimeJusticeQUT @ANROWS @QldCorrections @BraveheartsInc #QUTLaw

    Looking for guidance on implementing a #ViolenceAgainstWomen prevalence study?

    We've put together lessons learnt from Palau's national violence against women survey, including emotional stories from the field & practical tips: http://bit.ly/2O6SQsl

    #GenderData #VAWdata

    Feminist considerations on COVID-19: Key issues include 1) Intimate partner violence; 2) Gendered division of labour / the burden of care; 3) Sexual and reproductive health; 4) Institutional inequality / gender-blind policy response. Summaries & links here https://centreforfeministforeignpolicy.org/feminist-resources-on-the-pandemic