12. Recognise myths about violence against women and educate others about them

There are many myths that exist about men’s violence against women in Australia. Read The Line’s list of myths about violence against women, and get the facts. Find the myth that resonates with you most and share with friends, colleagues or family on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

How does it help?

Many myths exist about violence against women, including what causes it, who is affected and who is responsible. Busting these myths is a key way to help prevent men’s violence against women and promote gender equality. A key way you can take action is by advocating for change, raising awareness and increasing understanding among your networks about men’s violence against women in Australia.

Keep going!

You can keep taking action to recognise and challenge myths about violence against women:

  • Check out this resource to learn about common curly questions about violence against women and how you can respond.
  • Challenge myths about violence against women when you hear them; don’t stay silent
  • Watch this clip about rape culture and myths perpetrated about sexual violence

Please note that these clips/articles contain information regarding the topics of sexism, gender inequality and violence against women. If you find the information distressing, please click through for information and support on self care. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, please visit the our help section for further information and support.