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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.


Improving the policing of gender violence in the Global South


Violence against women is twice the global average in Pacific Island communities, yet most approaches about how to police it have come from the Global North. This project addresses this mismatch by discovering new ways to improve the policing of gender violence by testing unique models of women-led policing. Expected outcomes include new evidence to improve the policing of gender violence, enhance victims' and survivors' experiences, and reform laws. Expected benefits include better outcomes for victims and survivors, improved policing practices and reductions in gender violence. The project will foster increased engagement, knowledge transfer and partnership between Australia and Pacific Island communities in line with the Australian Government's strategic priorities.

Funding Body

ARC Discovery Projects

Funding Budget


Project start date

March 2021

Expected completion date

March 2025
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