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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.

ANROWS 2nd National Research Conference

Held on the 15 – 17 May, 2018 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, the conference explored how practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers are ACTING ON EVIDENCE to understand, respond to and prevent violence against women and their children.

Each session featured researchers and policy or practice partners discussing new evidence, and transferred knowledge to practice in ensuring:

  • Communities are safe and free of violence
  • Relationships are respectful
  • Indigenous communities are strengthened
  • Services meet the needs of women and their children experiencing violence
  • Justice responses are effective
  • Perpetrators stop their violence and are held to account for their actions
  • The conference is an opportunity for delegates to share their knowledge and advice on policy development and improved service responses.
  • The conference was a chance to learn, connect, and reflect as we meet the challenge of responding to violence against women and their children.

An outline of the themes, speakers and program can be found on the ANROWS conference website.






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