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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.


News and events

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research

ANROWS is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led research in line with National Outcome 3 of the National Plan: Indigenous communities are strengthened.

Our work is also guided by the Warawarni-gu Guma statement delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and scholars at the 2018 ANROWS National Research Conference Acting on Evidence.

Projects commissioned as part of the ANROWS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Stream, and other related projects, are based on the following principles:

  • Research upholds the political integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their right to self-determination as established under the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Research is informed by, and promotes strengths-based perspectives on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Research acknowledges the heterogeneity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

These principles are in line with guidelines for the ethical conduct of research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (AIATSIS 2012; NHMRC 2018). They prioritise transparency, data sovereignty and the leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all aspects of the research process, including the translation of evidence to policy and practice.

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