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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


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ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.


Knowledge translation resources

To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.

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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence against Women and their Children

Evidence in Action

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Kungas’ trauma experiences and effects on behaviour in Central Australia

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Preventing gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units

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Deliver research evidence which drives policy and practice to end violence against women and children.

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Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children.


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If you're a policy-maker or practitioner responding to women & families experiencing violence, join this FREE @ANROWS & @CFCAexchange webinar to learn more about navigating fragmented systems:
1pm Wed 01 April https://www.anrows.org.au/event/webinar-sadies-story-helping-women-affected-by-domestic-and-family-violence-navigate-a-fragmented-system/

In response to #COVID19nsw, policy-makers have made @ServiceNSW a one-stop-shop for help, recognising the burden of navigating fragmented services.
Families experiencing #DFV access multiple services in a complex system. Learn more: https://www.anrows.org.au/event/webinar-sadies-story-helping-women-affected-by-domestic-and-family-violence-navigate-a-fragmented-system/

"I'm a 51-year-old Aboriginal woman ... I have chronic PTSD, depression & serious anxiety, from years of domestic violence & abuse. I'm at the intersection of pretty much every single criteria for being vulnerable to this pandemic."

Today we launched On Guard, a new weekly newsletter monitoring developments on the human rights dimensions of COVID-19. Click here to read the first newsletter and subscribe: https://mailchi.mp/59cfb732fb70/introducing-on-guard-monitoring-human-rights-in-the-covid-19-pandemic-5029869 @UNSW

How do community-based reintegration programs affect sexual offenders' recidivism? New ANROWS research from from @DrKellyRichards at @QUT set out to explore this question.

Very little research of this kind has been conducted in Australia.

Great interview with Angela Lynch @wlsq & Annabelle Daniel @WCS_CEO on the escalation of #familyviolence, including new forms of violence, due to #Covid_19 and what is needed to address it. Have a listen if you missed it on @RNBreakfast this morning @ScottMorrisonMP @MarisePayne https://twitter.com/RNBreakfast/status/1244384654745985024

One of the saddest stories to have to write - Perpetrators 'are telling their partners they have the virus' so they can't leave the house https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-29/coronavirus-family-violence-surge-in-victoria/12098546 via @ABCNews

"Counselling services for families caught up in, or at risk of, family violence — such as 1800 Respect & Mensline Australia — will share $150 million."
A campaign to promote services will also be funded.

TWO new reports published this week:
🔸Antenatal #DV screening: Improving & sustaining identification & response (https://bit.ly/2JkTDEu) led by @hegarty_kelsey
🔸 Community-based approaches to reintegrating sexual offenders (https://bit.ly/39jkjA5) led by @DrKellyRichards

Congratulations to #QUT academics @DrKellyRichards @jodi_death and @kieranmc80 for publishing their research on #community approaches to sexual offender reintegration. Read more at https://bit.ly/2Jhk3qU @CrimeJusticeQUT @ANROWS @QldCorrections @BraveheartsInc #QUTLaw

Looking for guidance on implementing a #ViolenceAgainstWomen prevalence study?

We've put together lessons learnt from Palau's national violence against women survey, including emotional stories from the field & practical tips: http://bit.ly/2O6SQsl

#GenderData #VAWdata

Feminist considerations on COVID-19: Key issues include 1) Intimate partner violence; 2) Gendered division of labour / the burden of care; 3) Sexual and reproductive health; 4) Institutional inequality / gender-blind policy response. Summaries & links here https://centreforfeministforeignpolicy.org/feminist-resources-on-the-pandemic

The PIPA project:
Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home

This new ANROWS research report addresses a gap in knowledge concerning adolescent violence in the home (AVITH)—specifically, the initial legal response that adolescents and their families receive when their use of AVITH comes to the attention of the legal system.

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ANROWS Notepad 26 March 2020

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Victims/survivors of sexual assault support community reintegration for offenders

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Domestic violence screening for pregnant women even more important as COVID-19 spreads

ANROWS Notepad 26 March 2020

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