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2017 NCAS launch
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2017 NCAS launch

Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Findings from the 2017 NCAS to be launched 30 November

ANROWS is pleased to announce the release date for the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) findings! The 17,500 telephone interviews with Australians 16 years and over are complete, the data analysis is done, and the reports are almost ready.

The 2017 NCAS will be launched on 30 November at 10am during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. We are grateful to everyone who has so generously contributed their time, knowledge, expertise and resources to getting the project to where it is today.

At the launch we will be releasing a high level summary of the findings, as well as useful infographics. The NCAS reports and resources will be available on our website after the launch. Additional reports focusing on findings from young people, those from non-English speaking backgrounds, and Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders will be released in 2019.

The NCAS is the world’s longest-running survey of community attitudes towards violence against women, with the first survey taking place in 1987. It 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 disrespect towards women.

The NCAS is funded by the Department of Social Services as one of the monitoring mechanisms of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022.

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