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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 translation and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge translation 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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‘Cultural Creativity has the opportunity to create change. It it’s a cultural change, not social change that is needed.’ 🙌 Different country, same message at the @MATE_Bystander conference. #besomeonewhodoessomething @OurWatchAus @ANROWS

“Australia continues to ignore the fact that migration status can impact how and whether women seek support and intervention when experiencing family violence” DV Vic endorses the strategy outlined in the Blueprint for Reform https://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2019/11/11/1377635/how-australias-migration-system-is-failing-victims-of-gendered-violence

The emergency of intimate partner homicide #domesticviolence #podcast https://www.anrows.org.au/notepad/anrows-notepad-31-october-2019/ @ANROWS

Research shows that men who use violence can be engaged through invitational narrative approaches. A foundation of this practice is analysing gender-based power, privilege & entitlement as social factors that shape men's individual choices to use violence.

For those exploring the practice implications of ANROWS's new report 'Engaging men who use violence', you can find our Research to Policy and Practice paper on the findings here: https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/engaging-men-who-use-violence-invitational-narrative-approaches/

Extraordinary insight into narrative and invitational practice at @ANROWS symposium today by @ChrisDolman7 and Regina Newchurch. Powerful examples. Thank you. #engagingmen #whatworks #DV #practitionersareawesome

Privilege to share our research on using narrative invitational ways of working to engage men in behaviour and attitudinal change. Thank you ANROWS @swirlsflinders @FlindersEPSW @kateseymour7 @fiona_mort @ChrisDolman7 @NatalieGreenlan @bucjanan @WSSSouthAus

Very pleased to have worked with the team delivering this report today at @ANROWS symposium. https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1193665637911945216

Call for participants! We’re looking for past or present domestic violence practitioners in Australia who use/d survivor-led and/or feminist approaches in their work to participate in an interview. Please see below for more information @debwestern

Statistics on domestic and sexual violence: Detailed account of accurate data on violence, abuse, and neglect in Australia. Including responses to common myths and claims. Includes 190-page report, Powerpoints, and fact sheets. See http://www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au/van-statistics-and-research/

@ANROWS Symosium “How Do we engage men who use violence?” @DrSarahWendt @kateseymour7 @swirlsflinders @FlindersEPSW

"Men who conform to dominant male stereotypes are more likely to have sexist attitudes and behaviour and perpetrate violence against women" according to the @OurWatchAus Men in Focus report.

Great article from @perkinsmiki in @smh.


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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