Rigid gender roles and stereotyped constructions of masculinity and femininity are key drivers of violence against women.
And a large body of academic research shows traditional attitudes towards gender are one of the strongest predictors of attitudes that support this violence.
Australia's world-first national framework to prevent violence against women identifies challenging rigid gender roles and stereotypes as a key action in preventing such action in the first place.
To create lasting change, prevention needs to encompass multiple strategies across a range of places in our community. One key strategy is to begin early in the home.
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