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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 host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is 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.



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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Action research reports from five Australian local government councils

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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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Rosie Batty: "safety risks are not being managed" in family court.
@WLSAnetwork has released a plan to put Safety First in Family Law:​ ​Five changes that need to happen now to make the family law system safer
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The new @ANROWS research report found change is likely when “invitational narrative” interventions are used with men who use violence.

If we do not engage with men, they will disengage. Actively engaging with men is crucial in helping to stop men’s violence against women.

#PVAW https://t.co/I7KeQlhhFu

I will be reading this with great interest today. And just a shout out to @ANROWS and their wider community of researchers and experts who are contributing so much to our understanding of #VAW — both why it happens and how we can stop it. Important work. https://t.co/wNVA6aFMcx

New research report ⬇️
Engaging men who use violence: Invitational Narrative Approaches
by @DrSarahWendt's team at @Flinders.
Findings: sustainable change is likely when “invitational narrative” interventions are used with men who use violence.

Come and work with us!
ANROWS is seeking a Senior Research Officer with expertise in quantitative social research to work on the 2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey.
This is a full-time contract position.

Great new #OpenAccessWeek2019 research from Tracey Booth, Miranda Kaye and @JWangmann: For many victims of #DFV direct #crossexamination continues the violence and impacts on well-being causing trauma, distress, and unsafe outcomes. https://t.co/gR1nM5kHHL

Listen to @LawReportRN at 5:30pm today for an episode exploring adolescent family violence. Great to discuss our @MonashGFV study examining this complex type of family violence & the need for whole of system service responses. Read our report at https://t.co/m7Y98I5PpG #DFV #VAW

Should we decriminalise domestic violence?
Our primary response to #DFV is legal - could it be better understood as an issue for our economy, public health, communities & human rights?
Join us in Brisbane on 4 Dec to discuss these questions.
Register now: https://t.co/o4sE2bwWWu

Today's @kNOwVAWdata workshop on measuring #ViolenceAgainstWomen at #SVRIForum2019 is a full house! Stay tuned for updates from #CapeTown throughout the week. Here’s where you’ll find us: https://t.co/lHkblhwKbE

#EndVAW #VAWdata @TheSVRI @MAEVe_Unimelb @ANROWS @UNFPAasia @dfat https://t.co/xqtQpnCEyw

Working in gender based violence, language is very important is it IPV DV, GBV or VAWG? @cmvaug presenting for @kNOwVAWdata at SVRI @MAEVe_Unimelb @DVSW_Unimelb https://t.co/PklJyKaU7L

A national first: #Tasmania creates an ⁦@OurWatchAus⁩ Primary Prevention Officer. Thank you ⁦@WillHodgman⁩ & the #TasmanianGovernment (with cross party support) for your efforts to #EVAW. ⁦@OurWatchCEO⁩ #SarahCourtney

Examines how responses by the state sanction #violenceagainstwomen and shape a woman’s citizenship long after she has escaped from a violent partner.
New in paperback
https://t.co/UMqof7SO6I @DrSarahWendt

Attitudes of people from non-main English-speaking countries towards violence against women and gender equality

This report presents key findings from the 2017 NCAS, focusing on results for survey respondents who were born in a country where English is not the main language spoken.

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