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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.


Understanding the role of Law and Culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence

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Improved accountability – the role of perpetrator intervention systems

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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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How can practitioners engage with fathers who use domestic and family violence?

Find out through this collaborative webinar on 22 July between our @CFCAexchange and @ANROWS.

Register here: https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/events/invisible-practices-working-fathers-who-use-violence

Women and children with disability who are at risk of domestic and family violence need more cohesive support services, according to research led by #CaringFutures Prof Sally Robinson, and A/P Kylie Valentine and Dr BJ Newton from @UNSW @ANROWS https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/caring-futures-institute/2020/07/07/greater-intersection-needed-between-domestic-violence-and-disability-services/

Thanks @Drhutch2011 for this summary of key points from @ANROWS webinar on women's complex trauma - recording now available plus Q&A document to come, so catch me @mike_salter @DrWilliams & Amy Burkett from @QPASTT ⬇️


#complextrauma #refugees #VAW https://twitter.com/Drhutch2011/status/1278699323815936002

Great in-depth research report produced by @ANROWS which shows that, sadly, sexual harm to children can also come from their peers.


#Anrows #ResearchReportSeries #ResearchReport #childabuse #bechildwise #domesticviolence #familyviolence

#Domesticviolence behavior change programs often use confrontational & punitive approaches. New @ANROWS research shows approaches that emphasise empathy & trust are more likely to create behavioral & attitudinal change. https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/the-client-worker-relationship-in-mens-behaviour-change-programs-key-findings-and-future-directions/

New @ANROWS report from @SPRC_UNSW colleagues @kylievfromSPRC @BJNewton_SPRC & Ciara Smyth showed a holistic approach to safety & a focus on barriers to support is key to responding to the needs of mothers/children with a disability in #DomesticViolence. https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/violence-prevention-and-early-intervention-for-mothers-and-children-with-disability-building-promising-practice/

Please take the time and space to watch this expert panel Webinar: Working with women who have experienced complex trauma in mental health & refugee services Thank you @ANROWS @DrWilliams @mike_salter @scarlettrfranks and Amy Burkett @davtw2 https://youtu.be/XvyyAqzY1uQ

“There is a strong need for a whole-of-government commitment to the implementation and coordination of trauma-informed practice across sectors.”

Read this important @ANROWS research report focused on women with experiences of #complextrauma and professionals working with them. https://twitter.com/mike_salter/status/1265428014789091329

In this fortnight’s Notepad we offer 🔸6 NEW reports🔸 plus new resources and webinars as we reach the conclusion of our 2017-2020 research program.
Plus @ANROWSCEO reflects on the last three years of ANROWS research:

Very excited about the publication of our report on good practice in responding to harmful sexual behaviours among children. Sincere thanks to @ANROWS for supporting this project. Thanks also to @DeakinCrim & Dr Antonia Quadara @FamilyStudies. Findings are key to #EndVac. https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1277775609700048897

New @ANROWS report on perpetrator accountability with a chapter on working with families affected by #siblingsexualabuse by @UNSW @UNSWArts GVRN members - @Janbreck @mike_salter and @WKTimWong

See abc Queer’s story about @JaneUssher and team’s report for @ANROWS about culturally and linguistically diverse trans women’s experiences of sexual harassment here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCFmM70H0BF/?igshid=n2vep3yhxypj


Perpetrators stop their violence and are held to account

Research on perpetrator interventions to improve systems and service effectiveness, as well as responsiveness to the diversity of perpetrators.

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ANROWS Notepad 2 July 2020

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New research to help hold perpetrators of domestic and family violence accountable

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Study points to ways to improve services for young people who engage in harmful sexual behaviours

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