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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.


Knowledge transfer and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge transfer 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.



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.


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.



ANROWS’s work involves working with a wide range of stakeholders, including government policy-makers and practitioners, including those 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/survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence, and their children, are vitally important 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 National Plan Senior Officials meeting quarterly.

Practitioner Engagement Group (PEG)

The ANROWS Practitioner Engagement Group (PEG) is a network of practice leaders in the field of violence against women and their children. The PEG facilitates the translation and exchange of research evidence to practice.

ANROWS invites and accepts expressions of interest from, members from the specialist women’s services sector, as well as the broader community services sectors. All states and territories are represented on the PEG. The PEG meets quarterly, via teleconference.

To learn more about the PEG, see the ANROWS PEG Terms of Reference.

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