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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.


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.


Action Research Support – NT project summaries



Channels of Hope pilot project (ARS project 9)

World Vision

Project contact: Simon Duke, Project Manager Channels of Hope NT 

World Vision will work with Aboriginal churches in Lajamanu to develop and implement practical solutions for dealing with domestic violence using action research to adapt an internationally successful programme to meet the needs of the community.

No More to Violence project (ARS project 10)

Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge

Project contacts: Georgina Bracken and Leisha Booth

All activities designed to be a culturally appropriate anti-domestic violence campaign. A collaboration/partnership between remote domestic violence service providers, Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge & Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation.

The target group for the project is primarily Indigenous community members who represent a majority demographic of Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region.

“Stand up” (ARS project 11)

Tangentyere Council

Project contact: Eliza Arbaci, Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program

A short film to educate agencies, community leaders and town camp members about family and domestic violence focusing on the pattern/cycle of violence. Primary prevention strategies, including messages of non-violence, to promote and support healthier, safer and more robust communities. A call to action for men to stand up and take action and responsibility for their use of violence. 

Tjungukulampa Walytjararraku- For all us together, family (ARS project 12)

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

Project contact: Joy Taylor

This project works with senior women leaders in remote communities of Central Australia to develop key messages and stories in English and in Aboriginal languages to talk up about violence against women and children and creating safe communities for women as well as explain about services available to those experiencing domestic violence in remote communities in Central Australia. Key messages and stories will also be told through paintings, images and multi-media content.

Act Local (ARS Project 40)

Save the Children

Project Contact: Kylie Robertson

The project aims to mobilise six communities (Bainsdale, Kununurra, Palmerston, Gayndah/Munduberra, Normanton and Doomadgee) to develop a local Domestic and Family Violence action plan. Plans will include practical actions to increase community awareness, engage local resources to prevent and intervene and improve connections between service providers.

Partnerships include Community Elders and Leaders, community members, health and community service providers, police, schools, local government and business. 

Links to projects in other states:

Links to projects in other states:

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