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Our research

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.


Safe and secure housing pathways for women and children without permanent residency status escaping family violence.

This project is underpinned by the recognition that women and children without Permanent Residency (PR) who are escaping family violence are far more likely to find themselves placed in non-specialist emergency accommodation (i.e. hotel/motel and other ad hoc forms of accommodation) with no income, support services or exit pathways, leading to a much greater risk of homelessness or feeling forced to return to unsafe accommodation. This project will establish an evidence base that clearly articulates the systemic problems and identifies potential solutions to break this endemic cycle and achieve safer long-term housing outcomes for this cohort of women and children.

Project contact
Meghan Hopper
safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

Funding Body
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Project start & End Dates
March 2018 – June 2018

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