People who are intolerant of violence against women

Community levels of intolerance of violence against women provide context for the prevalence rates of violence against women in Australia, with higher levels of intolerance associated with lower levels of prevalence. Here “intolerance” is measured by examining the proportion of people whose score falls into the lowest endorsement of attitudes supportive of violence category based on the Community Attitudes Supportive of Violence Against Women Scale (CASVAWS).

The visualisation below allows users to explore the relative differences in population groups.  

Proportion of people with lowest endorsement of attitudes supportive of violence, by population groups, 2017

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Time series

Exploring levels of intolerance of violence against women over time can help to identify shifts in community attitudes and evaluate primary prevention policy and programs. A lower mean score on the CASVAWS indicates a higher level of intolerance of violence against women and is seen as desirable.

The visualisation below shows the mean score on the CASVAWS decreased between 2009 and 2017 for women and men.  

Mean score on the Community Attitudes Supportive of Violence Against Women Scale (CASVAWS), by gender, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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