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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.


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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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ANROWS conducts in-house research and engages Australia’s most eminent researchers through a grants program under the National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. All research proposals are peer-assessed, and all publications are peer-reviewed.

ANROWS maintains the ANROWS Library, a free-to-use database that brings together national and international literature on violence against women and their children (both academic and grey literature). ANROWS also has a Register of Active and Recent Research, highlighting ongoing and recently-completed Australian research projects on violence against women and children.

This register aims to create a picture of the current violence against women research landscape in Australia and highlight areas for further research.

ANROWS has also compiled a selection of resources for researchers, community workers and others working on action research projects in the field of violence against women, including webinars, evaluation tools, guides to ethical research and other related links.

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Who we are

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National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

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ANROWS research program

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ANROWS Library

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Register of Active and Recent Research

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Action research support resources

Peer assessment and review

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