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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

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.

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About ANROWS

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 TRANSFER

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.

RESEARCH REPORT

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

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RESEARCH REPORT

Intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey of women in Australia

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RESEARCH REPORT

Technology-facilitated abuse: A survey of support services stakeholders

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OUR MISSION

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.

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Warawarni-gu Guma Statement

Healing Together in Ngurin Ngarluma.

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@ANROWS ON TWITTER

Great to see the 5th edition of the White Book published! I enjoyed co-authoring two chapters in this excellent resource for primary care practitioners on #abuse & #violence. @AAAPC_ANZ @unimelbMSPGH @safer_families @SAFVCentre @ANROWS @UniMelbMDHS @DrCChamberlain @NNVAWInt https://twitter.com/RACGP/status/1466150282904092679

How can this be so? Find out in EJA's report, DEBT, DURESS AND DOB-INS: https://buff.ly/3c2GTRe #DV #16DaysofActivism #DV @bec_glenn @ACOSS @ANROWS @CLCsAustralia

"One is a child of domestic violence for life, locked into that role in part by the unspeakable effects of a trauma that is there from the beginning, so that there is no before or after trauma, so that trauma is the kernel around which one develops ..." https://hubs.la/Q010hNg50

Australia’s new Disability Strategy 2021-2031 calls on us all to ensure people with #disability can participate as equal members of society. A policy priority is that people with disability are safe & feel safe from violence, abuse, neglect & exploitation.
https://hubs.la/Q010hMdB0

For victims & abusers who lived apart, having no physical access due to #COVID19 restrictions saw abusers find new ways to reach their victims through technology, including monitoring social media, imposter accounts, cyberstalking & spyware in kids' toys/devices. #16Days #TFA

The Taskforce also recommended building the evidence base & applying a trauma-informed approach to any legislative & systematic reforms of #coercivecontrol and domestic violence. The @ANROWS policy brief on coercive control strongly supports this approach: https://hubs.la/Q010chR30

There were also recommendations for training and education across the justice and service systems on understanding the nature & impact of #DFV & the nuances of #coercivecontrol as a pattern of behaviour. This was supported in the @ANROWS submission: https://hubs.la/Q010ck0M0

Taking up the recommendation of a co-responder model for police outlined in @ANROWS-funded research led by Dr @HeatherNancarr1, the Taskforce noted that system responses must be improved to avoid misidentifying the person who is most in need of protection. https://hubs.la/Q010ccL_0

Importantly, the Taskforce found that the current justice system's incident-based approach to responding to #DFV places women at risk of being misidentified as perpetrators. This sends the concerning message to victims and survivors that they will not be believed. #believeher

"The justice system has not caught up with the knowledge and evidence on coercive control," said Taskforce Chair, the Hon Margaret McMurdo. This video summarises key findings and highlights the need for systemic reforms to better respond to #DFV. https://hubs.la/Q010cgLQ0

Queensland: This week the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce released its first report – Hear her voice – examining #coercivecontrol and whether there is a need for a specific offence of commit domestic violence.
Read their three-part report here: https://hubs.la/Q010chS30

Check out this great @theEQI video unpacking some of the research findings of their recent @ANROWS-funded evaluation report that was produced in partnership with @TWFSG1:
https://hubs.la/Q010c7t70

REPORTING


Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Annual report 2020–21

This report details the organisation’s work across the last 12 months and outlines the Transitional Strategic Plan 2021–2022, which will inform our work as we move into the purview of the successor National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.

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publications, news and updates.

Counting the cost of violence against women – ANROWS Notepad | 30 November 2021

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Counting the cost of violence against women – ANROWS Notepad | 30 November 2021

The picture of violence against women research in Australia in 2021 – ANROWS Notepad | 16 November 2021

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The picture of violence against women research in Australia in 2021 – ANROWS Notepad | 16 November 2021

Why do 4 in 10 Australians mistrust women’s reports of sexual assault? – ANROWS Notepad | 2 November 2021

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Why do 4 in 10 Australians mistrust women’s reports of sexual assault? – ANROWS Notepad | 2 November 2021

Counting the cost of violence against women – ANROWS Notepad | 30 November 2021

Counting the cost of violence against women – ANROWS Notepad | 30 November 2021

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