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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.

ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence against Women and their Children

Evidence in Action

28 – 30 APRIL 2020 · ADELAIDE

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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.


Warawarni-gu Guma Statement

Healing Together in Ngurin Ngarluma.

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Must read, vital insights on the ‘monster myth’ from @AnnieBlatch @unimelb - Rowan Baxter murdered his family and it is the act of a man and his domestic violence not a senseless monster #vaw #violenceagainstwomen @ANROWS @theprojecttv https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-21/rowan-baxter-hannah-clarke-monster-myth-in-domestic-violence/11986976

.@ANROWS #research found: 'One in four women who are no longer in a relationship with a previously violent partner reported that the violence increased after the final separation' & suggest we need to monitor violent men after r'ship separations. https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/how-to-stop-men-killing-their-wives-and-children-20200220-p542s6.html

"When any man is transitioning out of a relationship, she says, he should be monitored." @ANROWS @JennaPrice

Latest @ANROWS #Research #report by TASA members Juliet Watson & @nicholashill79 (also @TASA_SEA co-convener) @ResearchRMIT et al. 'Preventing Gender-based Violence in Mental Health Inpatient Units', https://buff.ly/38Gy5gy @TASA_GS @HealthTASA @AUMentalHealth @MentalHealthVic

"@ANROWSCEO wants an emergency national summit to address the weekly murder of women.
She's calling for universal assessment of men leaving relationships &safety planning for their transition... with monitoring to reduce the violence women &children face."

Heather Nancarrow @ANROWSCEO has proposed universal assessment and safety planning for men transitioning out of relationships, until they are deemed no threat to the safety of their ex-partners, their children or themselves:

Controlling patterns do not sit dormant until provoked by the victim, they are perpetually active. They are not responses, they are systems to enforce and monitor control. Always there, always working. The victim is not to blame. Homicide Timeline

“@ANROWS research is devastating. 1 in 4 women who are no longer in a relationship with a previously violent partner reported that the violence increased after final separation.” https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/gender/how-to-stop-men-killing-their-wives-and-children-20200220-p542s6.html via @smh @JennaPrice #vaw #auspol #ViolenceAgainstWomen @ANROWS

What happens when women report sexual assault to the police in the NT?
"In some cases, withdrawing a report was taken as evidence that the victim had been lying—a deeply problematic practice".

Find the ANROWS research here: https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/women-disability-and-violence-barriers-to-accessing-justice-final-report/

Horrific, unimaginable murders. Heartbreaking. We have a domestic violence crisis in Australia. An unspeakable tragedy today, but we must speak about & commit to end violence against women & their children @ANROWS @OurWatchAus http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/queensland/news-story/3d2b7c3b515586a7ce7622caa295032f #VAW #ViolenceAgainstWomen

Vale Moira Carmody https://www.booktopia.com.au/sex-and-ethics-moira-carmody/book/9781420256109.html

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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Thousands of kids are going back to school traumatised—and not just because of the bushfires

ANROWS Notepad 13 February 2020

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