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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.

Recognising Reconciliation Week
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Recognising Reconciliation Week

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

ANROWS would like to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week (NRW) and the two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey it commemorates – the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.

ANROWS is currently developing its second Reconciliation Action Plan, via a working group comprised of ANROWS Board Directors and staff members.

Find key activities for National Reconciliation Week 2015: It’s time to change it up, as well as ideas for getting involved, on the Reconciliation Australia website. The National Portrait Gallery in Canberra is also holding Reconciliation week highlights tours during NRW.

Message from Heather Nancarrow, ANROWS CEO

ANROWS’s Board and staff recognise the intersections of multiple inequalities in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the contributions of these intersecting inequalities to the high levels of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children.  Achieving Reconciliation Australia’s vision of a reconciled, just and equitable Australia depends on organisations like ours, and individuals like us, addressing these inequalities through our daily actions. It also depends on genuine respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge which we value and embrace. Our actions will be informed by these principles and acknowledgement of the strength, resilience and innovation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

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