Webinar: “Chuck her on a lie detector”: Investigating Australians’ mistrust in women’s reports of sexual assault

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“Chuck her on a lie detector”: 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 will unpack the report findings and its implications for policy and practice across response services, the criminal justice system, education and the broader community.

The discussion will be facilitated by Padma Raman (ANROWS) with:

  • Kate Minter, Senior Research Officer, ANROWS
  • Saxon Mullins, Director of Advocacy, Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy
  • Dr Emma Partridge, Manager Policy and Evidence, Our Watch

More presenters to be announced.

This webinar 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.

There will be a live Q&A.

The webinar is open to anyone and free to attend. Live captioning will be available and a recording of the webinar will also be published on the ANROWS website.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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