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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.


Action research evaluation of the 1800RESPECT Disability Referral Pathways Project

November 2019

ANROWS was contracted by Medibank to conduct an independent action research evaluation of the 1800RESPECT Disability Referral Pathways Project. The evaluation ran from November 2018 to November 2019.

The project was a two-year project funded by the Australian Department of Social Services and delivered by Medibank. It aimed to improve support for women with disability who had been impacted by or were at risk of domestic or family violence or sexual assault.

Project summary

The project enabled 1800RESPECT to improve its responses to women with disability through improved quality and accessibility of its referral pathways. ANROWS worked with 1800RESPECT to evaluate all the major components of the project, including: (i) the process of developing referral pathways; (ii) the specialist resources developed for DFV services supporting women with disability; (iii) the training package for 1800RESPECT counsellors; and (iv) the media campaign to promote 1800RESPECT’s services for women with disability.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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