The Youth Report Findings of the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) were released this month.
The report suggests young Australians, particularly young men, need more education in relation to their understanding of sexism, violence and abuse against women.
While the report shows that most young people have a good knowledge of key aspects of violence against women; support gender equality; and reject attitudes supportive of violence against women, they are less likely to recognise controlling and sexist behaviour in their own relationships (e.g. in relation to sexual consent). More young men than young women hold these views.
Given the fact that young women (18-24yrs) experience the highest rates of male violence of any age group, these findings are of concern.
(Source: ANROWS, Young Australian’s Attitudes to Violence against Women and Gender Equality Findings from the 2017 NCAS, 27/5/19)