Who we are

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) is an independent, not-for-profit company established as an initiative under Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan). It is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia, who are the members of the company. ANROWS is governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Sam Mostyn, and operates under a Constitution. The Board includes:

  • Five independent Directors
  • One Commonwealth Government Director
  • Three state government Directors, appointed for a 2-year period (currently ACT, Tasmania and Victoria).

Our mission is to deliver relevant and translatable research evidence which drives policy and practice leading to a reduction in the levels of violence against women and their children. Our goals are set out in our Strategic Plan.

Highlights from the last financial year can be found in our 2016/17 Annual Report.