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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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American anti-violence folks: the work that’s being done in Australia right now is amazing. If you’re not following @HDouglasLaw, @Kate_FitzGibbon, @DrBridgetHarris, @ANROWSCEO, @MollyDragiewicz, @JWangmann, @rosyrosewater, @CarringtonKL, you should be! Please add others!

Been a great day of discussions about #domesticviolence and #evidence ...looking forward to more of our @AcadSocSci @UQLaw workshop tomorrow! https://twitter.com/DrBridgetHarris/status/1202452563427094528

Great session on choosing to prosecute, collecting #evidence in #domesticviolence cases with @V_Colvin @LeighGoodmark Joseph Crawfoot and Nerida Wilson @UQLaw @AcadSocSci

Congratulations @HDouglasLaw and Robin Fitzgerald @UQ - awarded @arc_gov_au funding for important research to better understand the legal response to domestic violence #UQLaw #domesticviolence #DiscoveryProjects https://twitter.com/arc_gov_au/status/1202016589161336836

Intimate partner violence has serious impacts on women's health. It causes injuries, alcohol & drug use, and problems with mental health, pregnancy & birth.
For women aged 18-44, it contributes to the burden of disease more than any other risk factor.
#16Days #OrangetheWorld

On the #radio talking about #familyviolence as a major #publichealth issue and the importance of #bystander action. This following an illuminating & thoughtfully curated practitioner session on #gendertransformative practice from @VicHealth and @WHVictoria

@ANROWS @LeighGoodmark Might keep some victims safe for a period of time. Some victims report this time as their only time of safety. Imprisonment is strong evidence that can be used in the family court allowing her to get custody and keep the kids safe long term

"Use of violence is linked to notions of masculinity and hypermasculinity, and is not deterred by incarceration." - @LeighGoodmark on the relationship of intimate partner violence and other kinds of violence #IPV #DV

Could there be 'violence interrupters' or first responders who are not the police? Questions raised by @LeighGoodmark in her conversation with @PaulBarclay for @RadioNational's Big Ideas

Coercive control is a better way to understand intimate partner violence, BUT criminalisation won't change the underlying behaviour. If we make a law against coercive control, the new law can become a proxy for action. @LeighGoodmark on criminalising coercive control

"Responses should be a combination of preventative measures, community measures and rethinking what we mean by the safety of justice - justice needs to meet individual needs & be flexible." -@LeighGoodmark on building more complex, evidence-based responses to #DV

"I think justice is very individual. It's about what the person needs to feel safe. The trouble is our justice system is one-size-fits-all." - @LeighGoodmark on what victims/survivors of domestic violence want to get out of a process of accountability through the law #DV

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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