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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 hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange 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.

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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.

NEW RESEARCH

Adverse childhood experiences among youth who offend: Examining exposure to DFV for male youth who perpetrate sexual harm and violence

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NEW RESEARCH

Technology-facilitated abuse: Extent, nature and responses in the Australian community

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NEW RESEARCH

Investigating the mental health of children exposed to domestic and family violence through the use of linked police data and health records

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OUR MISSION

To influence evidence-based developments in policy and practice design for the prevention of and response to violence against women, and its impacts on their children, nationally.

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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

This research responds to calls for designing services and systems to better respond to First Nations children & young people who have experienced #DFV & who come to the attention of child protection systems which often cause further harm.
Read more here: https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/new-ways-for-our-families-designing-an-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-cultural-practice-framework-and-system-responses-to-address-the-impacts-of-dfv-on-children-and-yo/

Responding to @ANROWS findings about the need to improve respectful relationships initiatives for young people, @Conno25 reiterated the urgent need for "a long-term commitment to preventative education".
https://www.anrows.org.au/talking-about-dv/

We welcome the news that new jury directions will be included in the proposed reform to address misconception in sexual offence trials, particularly in light of the findings of our #NCAS-based research released last year: https://hubs.la/Q01jjrJP0

“An affirmative consent model is an important part of changing community attitudes towards sexual offences – moving away from victim-blaming and reducing the shame and trauma often felt by victim-survivors,” says Vic Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes https://hubs.la/Q01jjtb60

Funded through WorkUP Queensland practice studios are designed to support practitioners implement evidence in action. https://hubs.la/Q01jjfz90 #CbYC2022

The @childrenxchoice practice studio is a practical implementation of learnings from the @ANROWS project: Multicultural and Settlement Services supporting women experiencing violence (MuSeS project) https://hubs.la/Q01jjdfX0 @cmvaug #CbYC2022

Reproductive coercive control resources were developed in collaboration with four language groups, responding to the specific needs of their communities https://hubs.la/Q01jjk5D0

Congratulations @childrenxchoice for their innovative Culture and Language Inclusive Practice Studio (CLIPS) presented at #CbyC2022. https://hubs.la/Q01jjhhm0 @DaileKelleher

Our int'l #Dahlia research found many #DFV workers during #COVID19 were affected by "lockdown & issues related to that like mental health impacts...there have been huge issues with staff wellbeing". Tune in to the upcoming @MonashGFV webinar to learn more! https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/never-waste-a-crisis-domestic-and-family-violence-policy-and-practice-initiatives-in-response-to-covid-19/

Job vacancy: @ANROWS is seeking a Research Officer to support the implementation of activities under ANROWS’s partnership with the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Death Review Network, including research, project management & administrative tasks.

https://hubs.la/Q01jjhgf0

Cause for optimism while there is still work to be done! @ANROWSCEO #NTV2022Conference #ShiftTheBurden

Upcoming event: Thomson Reuters’ Workplace Sexual Harassment Conference. To develop & implement legally compliant & effective employee behaviour policies & procedures to prevent & respond to workplace #sexualharassment.
8 November 2022 Melbourne/online.
https://hubs.la/Q01gCQGl0

NCAS


It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: How young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

This body of work makes clear that young people want to actively shape change rather than just be the targets of different programs and campaigns, and reaffirms the value of listening to, and centring, their voices.

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New insights into the impacts of violence and trauma during childhood could support reduction in youth offending

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New insights into the impacts of violence and trauma during childhood could support reduction in youth offending

Responding to domestic and family violence – ANROWS Notepad | 28 July 2022

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Responding to domestic and family violence – ANROWS Notepad | 28 July 2022

Perpetrators of technology-facilitated abuse share their motivations and experiences

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Perpetrators of technology-facilitated abuse share their motivations and experiences

New insights into the impacts of violence and trauma during childhood could support reduction in youth offending

New insights into the impacts of violence and trauma during childhood could support reduction in youth offending

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