Feeling unsafe? Find support services   emergency? call 000


Our research

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.


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.


Children’s voices for change: A rights-based approach to understanding and implementing effective supports for children and pre-adolescents as victims and survivors of family violence


Children are commonly rendered invisible and limited data exist to track their journey through family violence services and support systems in Victoria. By taking a children’s rights-based approach, Swinburne researchers and partners have been funded by Family Safety Victoria to highlight the need to understand children and pre-adolescents as having distinct rights, experiences, views and needs that do not always align with those of their parents and caregivers.

Dr Georgina Dimopoulos, Dr Rachael Burgin and Dr Mitchell Adams will collaborate with Victoria’s peak body for specialist family violence services, Safe and Equal, and Victoria’s peak body for child and family services, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.


The research findings will be translated into a children’s feedback tool to enable services that support children and pre-adolescent victims and survivors of family violence to centre children’s experiences and to measure effectiveness through the lens of those experiences.

Funding Body

Victorian Government, Family Violence Research Grants Program

Project start date

August 2022

Expected completion date

August 2024
Back to top