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Webinar: Investigating Australians’ mistrust in women’s reports of sexual assault

As many as four in 10 Australians mistrust women’s reports of sexual violence according to the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey. This mistrust is in stark contrast to the fact that false allegations of sexual assault are extremely rare and the vast majority of sexual assault in Australia remains unreported.

“Chuck her on a lie detector”: Investigating Australians’ mistrust in women’s reports of sexual assault, is an ANROWS qualitative research study that explores the factors underlying this community mistrust in women’s reports of sexual assault.

This webinar, on Monday 25 October from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (AEST), will unpack the report findings and its implications for policy and practice across response services, the criminal justice system, education and the broader community.

This free session is designed for policymakers, practice design and decision-makers, practitioners and researchers working in sexual violence and domestic and family violence, legal, police, health and other relevant areas responding to and preventing sexual assault.

Register here.