Who we are
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) is a non-profit independent national research organisation.
ANROWS is an initiative of Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan). 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.
ANROWS is the only such research organisation in Australia.
We conduct in-house research and we engage Australia’s most eminent researchers through an external grants program under Australia’s National Research Agenda. All research proposals are peer-assessed and all publications peer-reviewed.
Our strategic goals
Goal 1: Deliver high quality, innovative and relevant research.
Goal 2: Ensure the effective dissemination and application of research findings.
Goal 3: Build, maintain and promote collaborative relationships with and between stakeholders.
Goal 4: Be an efficient, effective and accountable organisation.
Our operating model
Our operating model, designed to efficiently achieve our strategic goals, is structured around three core intersecting functions, shown below.
More on our conceptual model and how we operate can be found in the “ANROWS on a page” document below.
Highlights from the last financial year can be found in our 2019–2020 Annual Report.