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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 host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is 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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Peak or advocacy body

ANROWS supports both domestic and family violence and non-domestic and family violence peak and advocacy bodies working to end men’s violence against women and children.

ANROWS offers a range of resources, developed based on the research evidence, to support organisations delivering prevention of violence against women advocacy, capacity-building and other services. Some key ANROWS resources for organisations are highlighted below.

Resources for supporting different priority populations can be found under the ‘I am a…/I am interested in…’ menu, or via the search function. Additional resources can also be found in our Library.

Papers and reports

Change the story (national violence prevention framework, developed in partnership with Our Watch and VicHealth)

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Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality. Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey

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Evidence to action and local action as evidence:
Findings from the Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children Action Research Support Initiative

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ANROWS State of the Knowledge papers:
a series of papers that review the literature on specific issues related to violence against women and their children

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Evaluating interventions related to violence against women

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Fact sheets and resources

Fact sheet

Violence against women:
Accurate use of key statistics

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Fact sheet

Personal Safety Survey 2016 Fact Sheet

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Fact sheet

Intimate Partner Violence:
An avoidable burden on the health of women and their children

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Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality (NCAS)

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Current ANROWS research projects

ANROWS Action Research Evaluation of the Local Council Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Toolkit

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Building effective policies and services to promote women’s economic security following domestic and family violence

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More information for peak and advocacy bodies

Who we are

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ANROWS’s stakeholders

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The Australian policy landscape

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Resources by priority population/topic area

ANROWS library:
Government policies and initiatives reading list

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ANROWS library

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