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Our research

Violence against women and 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.



ANROWS works with a wide range of stakeholders, including government policymakers and practitioners from the domestic, family and sexual violence, primary prevention and wider health, justice and human services sectors; researchers; peak bodies; and others.

We are committed to ongoing engagement processes to inform our work and meet our stakeholders’ expectations. We will provide relevant and timely information to our stakeholders and the broader community on ANROWS’s operations and key activities.

Our work with stakeholders will be underpinned by the principles below.

  • The principles set out in the Warawarni-gu Guma Statement will guide engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
  • The perspectives of victims and survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence, and their children, are vital to our work.
  • Stakeholders, including funders, have knowledge and access to resources that can support the development and implementation of ANROWS research projects.
  • ANROWS will exercise its independence in the publication and promotion of research findings.

National Plan senior officials

To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS meets regularly with policy developers at National Plan senior officials (NPSO) meetings, comprising Commonwealth, state and territory government officials with responsibility for violence against women portfolios. ANROWS convenes the NPSO meeting quarterly.

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