Feeling unsafe? Find support services   emergency? call 000


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.

Latest research on violence against women & their children – <br>12 Oct 2016
Posted in News

Latest research on violence against women & their children –
12 Oct 2016

Monday, 10th October 2016

Research this week includes surveys of Australia girls and their perceptions of equality, and Australian adults and technology-facilitated victimisation as well as police responses to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Read more…


Fitz-Gibbon, K., & Walklate, S. (2016). Homicide, gender and responsibility: An international perspective. New York: Routledge.

Harris, D.A. (2016). A descriptive model of desistance from sexual offending: Examining the narratives of men released from custodyInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 60(15), 1717-1737.

Kulkarni, J., & Galletly, C. (2016). Commentary: Improving safety for women in psychiatry wardsAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1177/0004867416667234 

Our Watch. (2016). Whole School Approach Toolkit [electronic resource]. Available at: https://bit.ly/2dF2nH6

Plan International, & Our Watch. (2016). Everyday sexism: Girls’ and young women’s views on gender inequality in Australia. Melbourne: Plan International ; Our Watch. 

Powell, A., & Henry, N. (2016). Technology-facilitated sexual violence victimization: Results from an online survey of Australian adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516672055

Stubbs, J. (2016). Gendered violence, intersectionalities and resisting gender neutrality. UNSW Law Research Paper, 2016-12.

Stubbs, J. (2016). Murder, manslaughter and domestic violence. In K. Fitz-Gibbon & S. Walklate (Eds.), Homicide, gender and responsibility: An international perspective, (pp. 36-52). New York: Routledge.

Stubbs, J. (2016). Women, girls and gendered violence. In J. Stubbs, & S. Tomsen (Es.) Australian violence: Crime, criminal justice and beyond (pp. 67-86).  Leichhardt, NSW: Federation Press.

Stubbs, J., & Wangmann, J. (2015). Competing conceptions of victims of domestic violence within legal processes. In D. Wilson & S. Ross (Eds.), Crime, victims and policy : International contexts, local experiences (pp. 107-132). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.


Cannon, C.E.B., & Buttrell, F.P. (2016). The social construction of roles in intimate partner violence: Is the victim/perpetrator model the only viable one? Journal of Family Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1007/s10896-016-9883-2

Fitz-Gibbon, K., & Walklate, S. (2016). The efficacy of Clare’s Law in domestic violence law reform in England and Wales. Criminology & Criminal Justice, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/1748895816671383

Hamby, S., Smith, A., Mitchell,K., & Turner, H. (2016). Poly-victimization and resilience portfolios: Trends in violence research that can enhance the understanding and prevention of elder abuseJournal of Elder Abuse  Neglect, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1080/08946566.2016.1232182

Haselschwerdt, M.L., & Hardesty, J.L. (2016). Managing secrecy and disclosure of domestic violence in affluent communities. Journal of Marriage and Family, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1111/jomf.12345

Kirkner, A., Relyea, M., & Ullman, S.E. (2016). Predicting the effects of sexual assault research participation: Reactions, perceived insight, and help-seeking.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516670882

Marsh, J. (2016). Employment is empowerment: The impact of domestic violence on women’s professional growthTrauma Psychology News, Summer 2016.

Shaw, J.,  Campbell, R., Cain, D., & Feeney, H. (2016). Beyond surveys and scales: How rape myths manifest in sexual assault police recordsPsychology of Violence, [online]. DOI:10.1037/vio0000072 

Tolman, R.M., Casey, E.A., Allen, C.T., Carlson, J., Leek, C., & Storer, H.L. (2016). A global exploratory analysis of men participating in gender-based violence prevention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1177/0886260516670181

Vigurs, C., Wire, J., Myhill, A., & Gough, D. (2016). Police initial responses to domestic abuse: A systematic review. [London?]: College of Policing.

Back to top