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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.

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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

About ANROWS

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.

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Resources

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.


EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Family violence and faith communities: Engaging with faith leaders and communities in Victoria

Background

This research will apply a Victorian-specific lens to examine how the Victorian state government, institutions and communities have engaged with faith leaders from both established and emerging migration and refugee communities. The Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV), which was released in 2016, recommended that faith leaders and communities establish processes for examining the ways in which they currently respond to family violence in their communities and whether any of their practices operate as restraints to the prevention of, reporting of or recovery from DFV or whether they are used by perpetrators to excuse or condone violent behaviour (recommendation number 165). This project will particularly focus on whether changes have occurred since the recommendations of the RCFV, what pressing issues and challenges faith leaders or communities have and whether the experiences differ between established and emerging communities. Using participants’ own voices, this research will ensure that it meets the needs, interests and experiences of people from faith communities in Victoria, and it offers opportunities for knowledge translation that supports the application of research to policy and practice.

Funding Body

State Government’s Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF)

Project start date

April 2022

Expected completion date

June 2023
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