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Our research

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.


Faith-based communities’ responses to family and domestic violence

The aim of this project is to consult with different faith-based communities in Australia to gain a better understanding of their capacity for prevention, early intervention and response to family and domestic violence. This will inform the development of community-driven initiatives to build the capacity of community and faith leaders to address FDV. The project will conduct and report on interviews/focus groups with i) staff/managers of key service providers/agencies working in this area; ii) faith leaders; and iii) community members from a range of different faiths/religions.

Project contact
Dr Mandy Truong
The Australian National University

Funding Body
Department of Social Services

Project start & End Dates
April 2018 – December 2018

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