ANROWS release their 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
Today, our National Plan partner ANROWS released findings from their 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS).
While the results reveal Australia’s improving attitude towards violence against women, they also uncover some worrying trends.
Some of the positive results:
- Most Australians have accurate knowledge of violence against women and do not endorse this violence.
- Australians are more likely to understand that violence against women involves more than just physical violence in 2017 than they were in 2013 and 2009.
- Australians are less likely to hold attitudes supportive of violence against women in 2017 than they were in 2013 and 2009.
Some of the concerning results:
- A concerning proportion of Australians believe that gender inequality is exaggerated or no longer a problem.
- Among attitudes condoning violence against women, the highest level of agreement was with the idea that women use claims of violence to gain tactical advantage in their relationships with men.
- 1 in 5 Australians would not be bothered if a male friend told a sexist joke about women.
White Ribbon Australia commend ANROWS for coordinating and producing this important data around Australians’ attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality. The important information contained in the report helps us better understand how to stop violence before it starts and change the attitudes of Australians to end this epidemic problem.
Read all the key findings and download the report at ANROWS’ website.