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Our research

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.


News and events

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.



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.


Transforming responses to intimate partner and sexual violence: Listening to the voices of victims, perpetrators and services

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Economic security and intimate partner violence

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Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders: Final report

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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.


Warawarni-gu Guma Statement

Healing Together in Ngurin Ngarluma.

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Congratulations to Heather Nancarrow, ANROWS’s former and inaugural CEO, who was awarded an AM for significant service to education and to the safety of women!

#womenssafety #award

Padma Raman, ANROWS CEO, alongside Ministers @AmandaRishworth and @MRowlandMP at the National Roundtable on Online Dating Safety. The beginning of an important conversation to eliminate #sexualviolence on dating apps.

#safety #auspol #DAFSV #dating

More and more Australians are using dating apps to meet new people It’s critical we consider ways to prevent harm and violence occurring through these platforms.

3 in 4 people have experienced dating app facilitated #sexualviolence - @AICriminology

Today ANROWS CEO Padma Raman will be attending the National Roundtable on Online Dating Safety to talk to the #facts and prevalence of sexual violence on dating apps

#auspol #DAFSV

Have your say 📢 The Government is seeking feedback on two proposals which will allow victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to access the superannuation of their offender for unpaid compensation orders. Find out more https://hubs.la/Q01yS2Sp0
#CSA #redress

“We need proper women’s shelters that are going to protect women and we need men’s shelters where violent men have a place to go and the woman does not have to leave her home.”

The #SpeakingOutAtWork study is an @ANROWS-funded research project exploring the sexual harassment of LGBTQ young people in the workplace & workplace training. Click on the image to participate!
@Kerryhrob @cristyn_davies @JaneUssher @drjackieullman @DrBrahm_Marjadi @paulibyron

Congrats to Comm'ty Researchers & Project contributors, winners of 2022 Innovation w/in the Sector Award, for report New Ways for Our Families. A true collaboration across Aboriginal & Torres Strait Is. Comm'ty Controlled sector.

Do you know the #facts? 1 in 2 women (born between 1989-1995) have experienced #sexualviolence.

One in two women.

At ANROWS our vision is eliminate #violenceagainstwomen. We believe that awareness is the first step to change. Will you share the facts?


We cannot achieve perpetrator accountability without ensuring perpetrators of domestic violence are identified at every opportunity. Our study reveals a range of services are missing opportunities to identify perpetrators & to facilitate intervention https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/report/Domestic_and_family_violence_perpetrator_screening_and_risk_assessment_Current_practice_and_future_opportunities/21905868 #DFV

Applications closing soon!

Could you be our next Publications Officer? We're looking for someone who will be responsible for ensuring all ANROWS publications, resources and communications are succinct, consistent and of a high standard.


Two women have been murdered in the last 24 hours in Australia.

Last year a woman was killed every six days. 2023 is already shaping up to be just as bad.

It needs to change.


#domesticviolence #restinpeace #femicide

Annual report 2021–22

Over 2021–2022, ANROWS has been very effective in achieving its strategic goal of ensuring that policymakers and practice designers who are working to address violence against women are increasingly influenced by evidence.

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publications, news and updates.

2022: It’s a wrap! – ANROWS Notepad | 14 December 2022

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2022: It’s a wrap! – ANROWS Notepad | 14 December 2022

“Carrying the burden alone”:  Victims and survivors speak up about what inhibits healing and recovery from violence

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“Carrying the burden alone”: Victims and survivors speak up about what inhibits healing and recovery from violence

Ending violence in one generation – ANROWS Notepad | 17 November 2022

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Ending violence in one generation – ANROWS Notepad | 17 November 2022

2022: It’s a wrap! – ANROWS Notepad | 14 December 2022

2022: It’s a wrap! – ANROWS Notepad | 14 December 2022

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