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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


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    8 November 2022 Melbourne/online.

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    Interviews with victims & survivors & perpetrators ➡️ http://hubs.la/Q01hKLtF0

    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

    Closes tomorrow: @ANROWS is seeking a Project Officer (Evidence to Action) to work across the implementation & support of our knowledge translation & exchange activities including publications & resources, media & communications & events. https://hubs.ly/Q01gCKQf0

    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.