Findings from the Australia's 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS).
The survey was developed by VicHealth in partnership with The University of Melbourne, the Social Research Centre and experts across Australia, and supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services as part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.
Violence against women is widely recognised as a global issue. It is an often invisible, but common form of violence, and an insidious violation of human rights. It has serious impacts on the health and wellbeing of those affected and exacts significant economic costs on communities and nations. Australia is not immune.
This 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey tells us how far we have come in challenging a culture that allows violence against women to occur.