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[read]Data reveals Australians believe violence against women is not a problem in their suburbs

Often when violence occurring behind closed doors make media headlines, the neighbours interviewed by journalists will share an all too common response: “this kind of thing doesn’t happen around here.”

But the horror of domestic and family violence doesn’t contain itself to certain suburbs, states or parts of Australia. While an uptick in violence may occur as a result of significant issues impacting an area – such as restrictive lockdowns, or in the recovery periods that follow massive disasters – domestic and family violence can and does happen everywhere.

The latest findings of the world’s longest running survey of community attitudes towards violence against women suggest that almost half of Australians mistakenly don’t believe the problem is something that affects their local area.



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