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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.


Family violence data platform


Victoria is developing a comprehensive and coordinated primary prevention data platform to drive evidence, outcomes and monitoring in family violence prevention.


The first phase of the work, now concluded, involved the development of a conceptual framework to guide the selection of data indicators that are relevant and can be drawn from reliable data sources.

The second key phase – focused on the acquisition of data and build of the dashboard – is now well underway. Collection of data is being progressed against 21 indicators guided by Victoria’s Primary Prevention Outcomes Framework. Respect Victoria is working closely with stakeholders to test iterations of the data platform to ensure that it is fit for purpose, and that all data are contextualised through accompanying narrative to assist users with interpretation.

The third and final phase of the project will see the finalisation of the data platform and initial promotion and support of uptake by policymakers, researchers and academics in the first half of 2021. Arrangements will be put in place for maintenance, ongoing growth and development of the platform.


Respect Victoria is leading this work to provide the necessary data and tools for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to track population-level progress towards the prevention of family violence. This includes monitoring and evaluating progress on prevention, and the ability to report on trends in the prevention of violence against women and family violence.

Project start date

January 2020

Expected completion date

June 2021
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