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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.

Perpetrator interventions research

“Perpetrator interventions” refers to system and service responses to perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence from the community sector and within the civil, criminal, child protection and family law systems.

Research on perpetrator interventions to improve systems and service effectiveness, as well as the responsiveness to the diversity of perpetrators, was a priority in the Second and Third Action Plans.

This led to the launch of the ANROWS Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream in 2016, and additional research projects focusing on perpetrator interventions.

Project number
Project name
Lead author
Commencement date

Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration

Associate Professor Kelly Richards

Completed March 20

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Invisible practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence

Professor Cathy Humphreys

Completed Dec 18

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Engaging men: Invitational narrative approaches

Professor Sarah Wendt

Completed Oct 19

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Perpetrators Research Stream

State of knowledge

Perpetrator Interventions state of knowledge papers



ANROWS Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-20: Summary, Nov 2017 (PDF)


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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au      

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