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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 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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Friday, 16th May 2014

On Friday 16 May, ANROWS was launched at Parliament House, Canberra by Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash. They were joined by state and territory ministers from across Australia and by representatives from government, services, women’s organisations and researchers. ANROWS is funded jointly by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments to provide research and leadership aimed at addressing the high rates of domestic, family and sexual violence against women and their children, and improving outcomes for victims. See photos and interviews from the ANROWS launch and listen to speeches, below.

Speech: Chair, Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO
Speech: CEO, Heather Nancarrow
Speech: Director, Shirley Slann

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