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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.


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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.


Representations of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women in domestic and family violence policies in Australia

Policy analysis using Bacchi’s (2010) ‘What’s the Problem Represented?’ Framework, will examine the representation of CALD women in the Third and Fourth Action Plans as well as South Australia and Queensland’s action plans relating to CALD women. This analysis seeks to examine the discourse, representations and unexamined areas of the representation of CALD women as outlined in the national plans.

Project contact

Renee Romeo
University of South Australia

Funding Body
Research Training Program

Project start & End Dates
February 2019 – October 2022

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