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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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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.


Strengthening Victoria’s family violence risk assessment and information sharing: Understanding effective capability-building to support MARAM implementation through the experiences of victims and survivors


This project supports the rollout of MARAM by building understanding about what works in ensuring that health sector workforces have the capacity to align their policy and practice with the framework. It contributes new knowledge by identifying barriers to and enablers of implementation, informed by experiences of workplaces and victims and survivors who access these services. The project centres lived experience to produce insights to uplift MARAM workplace capability. A comprehensive knowledge translation and exchange strategy ensures "evidence to action". This includes developing resources through co-design processes to produce outputs that are accessible to the communities they affect and meet the needs of stakeholders.


The project responds to a critical gap in the knowledge base about the relationship between external training mechanisms and capability-building activities within health workplaces, and how the latter could be used to support and entrench learnings. Thus, the project considers measures needed alongside training to support implementation. It develops strategies and resources to support ongoing capability-building, informed by an instructional design approach. In assessing the effectiveness of capability building strategies, two key metrics will be consulted: 1) successful alignment with and training in MARAM across prescribed sectors; and 2) experiences of victims and survivors in their interactions with prescribed sectors.

Funding Body

Family Safety Victoria

Funding Budget


Project start date

August 2022

Expected completion date

December 2023
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