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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.


Action research reports from five Australian local government councils

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Young people as agents of change in preventing violence against women.

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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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Please share & RT to help us recruit for this important study on #reproductiveabuse #reproductivecoercion Click here to learn more or sign up https://t.co/WKlYgLjnHy @UniMelbMDHS @unimelb @MSEI_UniMelb @CasaForum

1/8 Important @theage series 'Invisible Crime' maps the journeys of adult sexual assault survivors thru the criminal justice system. It explores their experiences & drop out rates. @dvvic @NTVorg @genderequityvic @ourwatch @anrows https://t.co/DK9c8Lvaws

What's on: Gender-based Violence - current research & policy directions.
Speakers: @UNSW Sarah Cook & Jan Breckenridge, @UOW @veramackie, @ANROWS Michele Robinson & Zhang Yi.
Free public event.
4pm-6pm 24 September #Sydney
Register: https://t.co/rox1Q8psPR

@SWACEO @EconomicAbuse @jennski_27 @Miss_Empi @nicolajanesharp @SEAresource @SarahEHoll @paulmcgorrery @CEOWomensSafety @MonashGFV @JWangmann @HDouglasLaw @gordonmccreadie @jessradio @AngelaLynch68 @wlsq @WomensLegalVic @StephanieKomaz @AbuseIsSerious @mcewan_troy @MaddyUlbrick @ellenreeves110 @bettinson_v @MAEVe_Unimelb @CassandraWiener @jquilter3 @GeVARA_RMIT @DeakinLaw @usceduau @CharlotteBarl88 @Kelly_MJohnson @kderkley @MaryIliadis @LadyShanina @feminist_law @snappyalligator @DrBridgetHarris @JMoncktonSmith @LawReportRN @safelives_ @ukhomeoffice @scotwomensaid @MoneyAdvicePlus @SWRC_ @ANROWS @anrow Stats from 2017 Qld Domestic Violence Death Review and Advisory Board annual report. Also see my book https://t.co/PrSuljtQf5 now available as e-Book and in print from 5 Nov. Sorry to plug it here but the issue is too complicated for Twitter!

Sex + drugs + consent.

I’m presenting new findings about the Australian general population.

If you’re in Perth, I hope you’ll come to my talk.


⁦@theage⁩ Sexual assault: Are we failing victims of sexual assault? If you’re in Victoria, support is available through the after-hours Sexual Assault Crisis Line, and your local Centre Against Sexual Assault https://t.co/4aiZZqZyxe https://t.co/7KHIVDmhMG

It is with great sadness that we begin another week by acknowledging the passing of two further Australian women. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both Jessica Bairnsfather-Scott and the as yet unnamed woman killed in Nunawading, Victoria over this past weekend.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner @June_Oscar speaks to @Marlee_Silva on the Tiddas for Tiddas podcast https://t.co/kQ7aTIes8a

Better Man is an online healthy relationship tool to encourage men who use violence to seek help from services. Next Monday Dr Mohajer Hameed and Prof @hegarty_kelsey will discuss the findings of a pilot study as part of @MAEVe_Unimelb's seminar series https://t.co/w7iY27FjDB

Do you work in the prevention of violence against women sector?

Check out our comprehensive, searchable library of #PVAW resources, including activities, factsheets, reports, podcasts and videos: https://t.co/Ifo0edWfJD

@SWACEO @EconomicAbuse @jennski_27 @Miss_Empi @nicolajanesharp @SEAresource @SarahEHoll @paulmcgorrery @CEOWomensSafety @MonashGFV @JWangmann @HDouglasLaw @gordonmccreadie @jessradio @AngelaLynch68 @wlsq @WomensLegalVic @StephanieKomaz @AbuseIsSerious @mcewan_troy @MaddyUlbrick @ellenreeves110 @bettinson_v @MAEVe_Unimelb @CassandraWiener @jquilter3 @GeVARA_RMIT @DeakinLaw @usceduau @CharlotteBarl88 @Kelly_MJohnson @kderkley @MaryIliadis @LadyShanina @feminist_law @snappyalligator @DrBridgetHarris @JMoncktonSmith @LawReportRN @safelives_ @ukhomeoffice @scotwomensaid @MoneyAdvicePlus @SWRC_ @ANROWS is researching misidentification of the “perpetrator” after rise in incarceration of women (mostly Aboriginal women) for breaches of civil DV orders. 45% of women (and nearly all Aboriginal women) killed in DV had been misidentified as perpetrator. Training is not enough

Our new article on stalking and family violence in the @MelbULRev is now published and freely available online!

"Prosecuting non-physical abuse between current intimate partners: Are stalking laws an under-utilised resource?"

Link: https://t.co/L1vtUp4UoY.

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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