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VicHealth national study shows alarming views on violence against women still present in Australian society
Friday, 19th September 2014
This week VicHealth released the 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS).
17,500 Australians were asked about their views on violence against women and gender equality in a 20 minute phone survey.
Key areas of concern from the report:
- 19% of respondents agree that a woman is partly responsible for rape if she is intoxicated.
- 16% support the notion that women often say ‘no’ when they mean ‘yes’
- 43% agree that rape results from men not being able to control their need for sex
Groups most likely to endorse violence-supportive attitudes and who have the poorest understanding of violence against women were found to be:
- Men, especially young men and those experiencing multiple forms of disadvantage
- Younger people (16-25)
- People from countries in which the main language spoken is not English, especially those who have recently arrived in Australia.
VicHealth NCAS Media Release.