VicHealth was commissioned by the Commonwealth Government in February 2009 to undertake a National Survey on Community Attitudes to Violence Against Women. The Australian Institute of Criminology and The Social Research Centre were key research partners.
The survey involved approximately 13,000 men and women from across Australia. It included Indigenous Australians, people from culturally diverse communities and a sample of 16- and 17-year old respondents. The design of these components was supported by an Advisory Group to ensure the research approach was methodologically, ethically and culturally sound.
The survey established a contemporary baseline upon which to improve our understanding of factors leading to the formation of community attitudes on violence against women, and will help to inform the design and implementation of future prevention interventions that will address violence against women across our communities. (Source: VicHealth)