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Our research

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.


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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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.

Below are links to curated collections of research papers and reports, resources, and emerging violence against women research projects, relevant to your role in ending violence against women and their children, and holding perpetrators to account for their actions.

For research projects, resources, and publications related to key topic areas and priority populations, click here.


The work ANROWS undertakes explores four main research themes; experience and impacts, gender inequality and primary prevention, service responses and interventions, and systems to answer the question: ‘What works?’

These curated content collections explore ‘what works’ within these research themes, along with evidence, resources and emerging research projects for supporting marginalised groups and under-researched populations. For priority populations not listed below, or specific topics around domestic and family violence and sexual assault, use the search function, or visit the ANROWS Library.

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