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Findings from the latest National Community Attitudes Towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

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ANROWS, May 2019 Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey are now live. The survey collects information through telephone interviews with over 17,500 Australians 16 years of age and over. Key findings: Encouraging results • Most Australians have accurate knowledge of violence against women and do not endorse this violence. • Most Australians...

‘Changing the picture’ of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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Our Watch, July 18th 2018 Our Watch has today launched a resource aimed at tackling the horrific prevalence of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Changing the picture contains a set of clear actions that are needed to address the many drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and is aimed at encouraging, guiding and supporting a national...

‘Sexism’ in sexual assault research, but this time men are the target

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Science Daily, July 10, 2017 Sexism is alive and well, but this time men are the target. A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn’t as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn’t result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression. Men make up about 38 percent of sexual assault and rape incidents reported, and those in the...

No excuses: government releases new guidelines on sexist language

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The Age, April 10, 2017 “Boys will be boys.” “He’s picking on you because he likes you.” “Don’t throw like a girl.” These are the kinds of phrases that the Australian government is attempting to eradicate with a new tool in its anti-violence campaign aimed at educators and influencers of young people. Read more here  Download No Excuses Guideline...

At what age are children aware of gender differences?

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The Age, APRIL 6 2017 – 1:48PM The Victorian government has announced it plans to teach its Respectful Relationship program to preschoolers as a way to target and prevent sexist behaviour among children aged three and four years old. The justification for extending this program into preschool settings, according to the document released by the state government, is that “as young...

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey results, 2016

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Mission Australia, December 2016 Each year Mission Australia encourages young Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through their annual Youth Survey, the largest of its kind. In 2016 they had close to 22,000 respondents. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Youth Survey has become a critical piece of research and is used to inform the agendas of...

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