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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.

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ANROWS Sexual Harassment Research Program

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Technology-facilitated abuse: A survey of support services stakeholders

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Defining and responding to coercive control

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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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The VOICES project by @UniMelb & @ANROWS is looking into experiences & service needs of women living in Aus who've been afraid, controlled by partner or had unwanted sexual experiences in past 5 yrs. Anonymous & confidential survey 👉http://ow.ly/QSzn50Gefnn
#VAW #DomesticViolence

Gender equality has always been at the forefront of family violence prevention. However, COVID-19 has exacerbated the immense difficulty of gender equality education - even more so within culturally diverse communities. #MOJONewsAU https://www.mojonews.com.au/preventing-family-violence-through-gender-equality-is-it-working

“The experiences of migrant women are a “blind spot” in the Australian understanding of domestic violence, says Yasmin Khan, who runs the Bangle Foundation [@BangleFound], a women’s support service in Brisbane." https://hubs.la/H0XYVN90

Women experiencing extreme financial stress were 10 times more likely to experience physical or #sexualviolence in the early stages of our #COVID19Aus pandemic. Get the facts in this @ANROWS resource drawn from 2020 @AICriminology research.


I'll be presenting a paper from our @ANROWS complex trauma project on the role of dissociation in intergenerational and collective trauma - co-authored with @DelanieWoodlock and others. https://twitter.com/ISSTD/status/1440824496890343429

Closes midnight Sunday 26 Sep. @ANROWS is seeking a digital campaign officer to execute a digital media strategy that builds our organisation's profile & helps distribute national and international research findings on domestic, family & sexual violence.

The @AICriminology have released their survey of women’s self-reported experiences of violence during the #COVID19 pandemic (Feb - May 2020). @ANROWS have created a number of fact sheets highlighting the results of the study.


If you’re a disability worker, it can be hard to have conversations about technology-facilitated abuse with those you support. eSafety’s new conversation starters can help. Find out more: https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/domestic-and-family-violence/training-for-frontline-workers/disability-support-workers

Women experiencing increased financial stress during the pandemic are at greater risk of first-time violence.

Financial insecurity restricts women's choices and freedoms, and can be a deliberate tool of #CoerciveControl. https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1440164884646281227

Did you know the @ANROWS library contains more than 10,000 pieces of research pertaining to violence against women (#VAW)? We are committed to providing open access research where possible. The library is supported by our Information Management Officer.

Underreporting of sexual violence is a problem across the globe. A new Hungarian study found "roots of underreporting in the complexities of the criminal justice system" including a failure to prioritise victims’ needs. https://hubs.la/H0XT7lj0

ANROWS have produced handy summaries of @AICriminology research w/@hayleyboxall1 & @rickbrown2201 into #domesticviolence during #COVID19. Pandemic has been associated with first-time & escalating #IPV, social isolation & financial stress are major drivers: https://bit.ly/3Cvw3yr https://twitter.com/ANROWS/status/1440164884646281227


Interventions for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia

To support the growing policy focus on perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence, ANROWS commissioned and published 20 relevant research reports between 2018 and 2020. This paper synthesises their key findings and the recommendations arising from these findings.

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The intersection of violence and disability – ANROWS Notepad | 21 September 2021

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The intersection of violence and disability – ANROWS Notepad | 21 September 2021

Continuing the national conversation on women’s safety – ANROWS Notepad | 8 September 2021

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Continuing the national conversation on women’s safety – ANROWS Notepad | 8 September 2021

Government invests in preventing sexual harassment

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Government invests in preventing sexual harassment

The intersection of violence and disability – ANROWS Notepad | 21 September 2021

The intersection of violence and disability – ANROWS Notepad | 21 September 2021

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