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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.


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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.

Community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women

  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Thursday, 8th December 2016
  • Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart TAS

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and the Tasmanian Government warmly invites you to the free launch of ANROWS’s Horizons Report: Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia.The ASPIRE Project.

The report will be officially launched by Tasmania’s Minister for Human Services and Minister for Women, the Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP, followed by a discussion on its key findings and Tasmania’s response to family violence for immigrant and refugee women.

The ASPIRE Project researches immigrant and refugee women’s experiences of violence in different Australian contexts, looking at communities in eight locations across Victoria and Tasmania. The study explores how violence is shaped by local contexts, and examines the impact and dynamics of violence; women’s help-seeking efforts; and communities’ attitudes and responses to violence and its prevention. 

The ASPIRE project also used Photovoice, a creative photographic research method, to document the work of immigrant and refugee women who are leading responses to family violence. A selection of these photos will be on display at the event.

Event details:

  • 10am-10:45am: Registration, morning tea & photo exhibition
  • 10:45am-12:30pm: Report launch and panel discussion with policy experts and service providers
  • Venue: The Jones & Co. room, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter Street, Hobart
  • Admission: FREE

The research was funded by ANROWS and conducted by the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, the University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania.

This event is co-hosted by ANROWS and the Tasmanian Government.

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