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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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Knowledge translation and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.

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About ANROWS

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.

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Knowledge translation resources

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.


About Anrows

Governance

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has been established as an independent company limited by guarantee. The members of the Company are all nine Australian governments.

The principal activity of the Company is the promotion of the prevention or control of human behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings, specifically the reduction of violence against women and their children, which will be carried out through the following activities:

  1. facilitating research that:
    1. develops and expands the understanding of domestic violence and sexual
      assault as specific forms of violence against women; and
    2. identifies measures and interventions that:
      1. prevent violence against women;
      2. stop re-offending;
      3. promote the best interests of women and their children; and
      4. enable recovery from domestic violence and sexual assault;
  2. promoting the development of evidence that drives action to reduce violence against women and their children by:
    1. leading the development of national research into domestic violence and
      sexual assault that creates an evidence base that can influence government
      policy, programs and practice;
    2. analysing and recommending ways to improve service delivery across the
      domestic violence and sexual assault sector; and
    3. analysing and recommending evidence-based actions that prevent domestic
      violence and sexual assault;
  3. developing and promoting a national research agenda in consultation with all governments across Australia;
  4. commissioning and supporting research to improve the volume and quality of research into domestic violence and sexual assault;
  5. ensuring relevant research and evidence is widely disseminated;
  6. keeping across international developments in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault and disseminating or utilising as appropriate.

Charity status

ANROWS is a registered Harm Prevention Charity and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). The Company established the Fund for the specific purpose of the promotion of the prevention or the control of human behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings, specifically the reduction of violence against women and their children. The Fund is established to receive all gifts of money or property for this purpose and must not receive any other money or property into its account and it must comply with Subdivision 30-EA of the ITAA.

The Company must pursue charitable purposes only and must apply its income in promoting those purposes.

ANROWS is a registered charity.

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