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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.

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  • ANROWS Notepad –
    25 October 2018

    In this edition of Notepad, updates on ANROWS action research support and action research evaluation projects. Also in this Notepad: Preliminary findings discussed at the Evaluation readiness, program quality and outcomes in... Read more

  • ANROWS Notepad –
    11 October 2018

    In this edition of Notepad, shaping the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Also in this Notepad: Forthcoming ANROWS research - Child... Read more

  • ANROWS Notepad –
    27 September 2018

    In this edition of Notepad, a spotlight on forthcoming research Invisible Practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence Also in this Notepad: ANROWS partners with the University of Melbourne to... Read more

  • ANROWS Notepad –
    13 September 2018

    In this edition of Notepad, ANROWS CEO, Dr Heather Nancarrow meets with the new Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon. Paul Fletcher MP to discuss a range of... Read more

  • ANROWS Notepad –
    30 August 2018

    In this edition of Notepad, ANROWS reflects on the evidence to inform policy and practice responses to the impact of domestic and family violence on children, as we reflect on... Read more

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