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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.


Knowledge transfer and exchange

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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2020–2022 ANROWS Core Grant Research Program

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Defining and responding to coercive control

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The ANROWS Register of Active Research

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

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Who we are

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.


Warawarni-gu Guma Statement

Healing Together in Ngurin Ngarluma.

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What makes dating app users feel safer (& less safe)? (spoiler - probably not automated 'consent app' plug-ins). I'm giving a webinar at @LTU_Sex_Health on the 18th of August, drawing on data from our recent ARC study - you can register via the link below: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/automating-safety-and-consent-in-digital-dating-culture-reflections-on-everyday-negotiations-of-safety,-risk-and-wellbeing2

"Stevensen said perpetrators used a raft of strategies to keep women in the home, and often amplified their surveillance and control of women at these times. “They use statements such as ‘you are not allowed out, you can’t access support'..." #lockdown https://www.croakey.org/a-brighter-future-re-imagining-domestic-violence-prevention-and-support/

Yeah!! #ARCgrant success for a research project on child sexual exploitation. Addressing a perpetrator focus & children going missing from care. 11 great partners! @ANROWS @safer_families @UniMelbMDHS

Five years ago, the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council was established to put people with lived experience at the heart of Victoria’s family violence reform. Read a statement from our VSAC chair and deputy chair five years on: https://go.vic.gov.au/AqdZoK

We're thrilled to be joined by these expert speakers for our launch this Wednesday 🔗http://ow.ly/hV7J50Fsg5a

In addition, The Hon. @GregHuntMP Minister for Health and Aged Care, will launch the reports via a specially prepared video message. #SRHdataReport2021 #ActNow

#Indigenous people want co-designed, #culturally safe and accessible online resources for #familyviolence that provide anonymity, promote #connection to culture and facilitate a healing process through drawing on Indigenous knowledge and strengths. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2020.1742272

@ANROWS @HeatherNancarr1 @ANROWSCEO @Anne_Ruston All the best in everything you take up from now on Heather. It's been fabulous working with you. NTV looks forward to continuing our relationship with ANROWS 🙏👏🙋🏻‍♀️

Australian research has shown that the use of technology to perpetrate violence against women is a rapidly growing and serious problem.

#DangerNipple #Enough #nomore
#BellatrixCyrena #Idontdeserveyourabuse https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1417607176097435651

To my ⁦@OurWatchAus⁩ family, colleagues & friends. Yes, your outgoing Chair is spruiking chocolate to the very end! On my last week day as Chair, I send solidarity & support. I thank everyone for your goodwill & camaraderie & for your commitment to preventing #VAW&children.

Thank you @HeatherNancarr1 for your outstanding leadership. Your role in establishing @ANROWS and your ongoing and passionate advocacy for women and children experiencing violence is proof of your absolute commitment to making a difference. https://twitter.com/anrows/status/1420957257211154434

Today is Dr @HeatherNancarr1 last day at @ANROWS. Our Board, CEO Padma Raman (@ANROWSCEO) and staff wish her well in her retirement. Senator the Hon @Anne_Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services and Minister for Women’s Safety had this to say:

Here with #WorkUpQld & @HealingOurWay @ANROWS & Sister Services from across the many lands now called Queensland to reengage our Daring, Inclusive, Feminist Leadership Energy #WomensWork #Leadership


Interventions for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia

To support the growing policy focus on perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence, ANROWS commissioned and published 20 relevant research reports between 2018 and 2020. This paper synthesises their key findings and the recommendations arising from these findings.

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Technology-facilitated abuse: An emerging field – ANROWS Notepad | 27 July 2021

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Technology-facilitated abuse: An emerging field – ANROWS Notepad | 27 July 2021

ANROWS Notepad 13 July 2021

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ANROWS Notepad 13 July 2021

ANROWS Notepad 30 June 2021

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ANROWS Notepad 30 June 2021

Technology-facilitated abuse: An emerging field – ANROWS Notepad | 27 July 2021

Technology-facilitated abuse: An emerging field – ANROWS Notepad | 27 July 2021

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