People with highest understanding of non-physical forms of violence

A high understanding of non-physical forms of violence is one of many factors that can contribute to lower support for attitudes supportive of violence.  Here “highest understanding” is measured by examining the proportion of people whose score falls into the highest category on the Understanding Violence Against Women Scale (UVAWS).

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

Proportion of people with highest understanding of non-physical violence against women, by population groups, 2017

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Time series

Exploring changes in level of understanding of non-physical forms of violence over time can help to identify shifts in knowledge, and evaluate relevant primary prevention policies and programs. A higher mean score on the UVAWS indicates a higher level of understanding of violence against women and is desirable.

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

Mean score on the Understanding Violence Against Women Scale (UVAWS), by gender, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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