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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.


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.


COVID-19: Understanding the sex and gender dimensions on women’s health and wellbeing


The sex and gendered impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have not been adequately addressed in policies and public health efforts among affected patients, vulnerable women and health workers.


To address these issues, this project will conduct:
1. sex-disaggregated analyses of global COVID-19 statistics and national policies
2. mapping of health and frontline domestic and family violence service activity, capacity and regulatory responses during COVID-19
3. a sex- and gender-disaggregated survey analysis of critical care responders and non-critical care health workers on the front lines of COVID 19.


Results will be used to inform clinicians and policymakers in developing tailored strategies to more rapidly and efficiently target the most vulnerable during the escalating pandemic and future outbreaks. The research will contribute to longer term policy reform to better integrate a sex- and gender-disaggregated approach to enhance equitable and more effective health outcomes.

Funding Body

UNSW Research COVID-19: Rapid Response Research Fund
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