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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.

ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence against Women and their Children

Evidence in Action

28 – 30 APRIL 2020 · ADELAIDE

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Engaging men who use violence: Invitational narrative approaches

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Domestic violence, social security and the couple rule

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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.


Warawarni-gu Guma Statement

Healing Together in Ngurin Ngarluma.

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The rippling effects of bushfire disasters. This paper highlights implications for assessment and interventions with women residing within high bushfire-affected communities experiencing or at risk of violence post-disaster. @hegarty_kelsey @ProfCHumphreys https://bit.ly/37nmS43

Important resources for the #BushfireCrisisAustralia from the Gender and Disaster Pod @WHGNE
@whinwomen https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1220214807585886213

In the latest issue of Notepad, @ANROWS looks at the evidence about #domesticviolence during times of disaster. The 1800RESPECT service is available to anyone seeking support, information and referrals. Call 1800 737 732, any time of the day or night.

Thanks @ANROWS for sharing this important work. @WHGNE / @whinwomen for more. https://twitter.com/anrows/status/1220214807585886213

In four simple steps you can improve the safety of women affected by the #BushfireCrisisAustralia #NSWfires
(Postcard from @WHGNE & @whinwomen):


Bushfire Crisis and Climate Emergency, Extensive relief resources listed, Black Deaths in Custody, Reproductive Abuse and more. - https://mailchi.mp/awava/wa-family-violence-law-reform-package-group-home-violence-resources-events-and-more-2687105

Poignant words from @amani_haydar_ about having her mother's narrative taken over by the courtroom and media: “But it was very disempowering and silencing to have my mum's narrative go through the filter of what a courtroom requires.”


An important and helpful paper by @DrLauraTarzia drawing on the voices of victims/survivors to explore factors associated with intimate partner sexual violence at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.

Very excited to share this piece written with @Dr_AnastasiaP for @ANROWS on the importance of mixed methods research on social norms and #ViolenceAgainstWomen https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1219865746081107969

New ANROWS report:

This study explores the feasibility of including social norms measures in the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

Teenage boys with progressive attitudes about gender are much less likely to bully or engage in violent acts than their peers with rigid, traditional views of masculinity. https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2020/01/teenage-boys-with-progressive-attitudes-about-gender-are-less-likely-to-be-violent-study-finds/ via @MinnPost

Our systematic review, led by PhD candidate @meusupol, published in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse examines the effect of family violence exposure on adolescent academic achievement: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838019899486 FV leads to lower academic performance @ANROWS @safer_families @FamilyStudies

Recounting women

How can the data help us to better understand the context of these homicides, and communicate the gendered nature of the problem?

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ANROWS Notepad 16 January 2020

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ANROWS Notepad 12 December 2019

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ANROWS Notepad 28 November 2019

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