THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
The Australian Government released research into attitudes that can lead to violence against women. The research, conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), shows that although most Australians agree domestic violence is wrong, too often we blame the victim, excuse men and minimise disrespectful behaviours and instances of gender inequality. The research was conducted with young males and females aged 10-17 and their influencers - these included parents, siblings, teachers, sporting coaches, managers and community leaders across Australia.
According to the research, many of us learn from an early age to condone or excuse disrespectful or aggressive behaviour towards girls and women.The Government will use the research to inform the development of a $30 million national campaign, due to begin early next year, to reduce violence against women and their children.
Read the Report