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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.


Testing an integrative model of interpersonal partner aggression


The project aims to conduct a developmental test (i.e. from childhood to adulthood) and a dyadic longitudinal test of an integrative model of intimate partner violence (IPV).


The project is significant as it addresses four key IPV research limitations. These are the lack of focus on relationship dynamics, longitudinal research on couples, developmental tests of IPV, and research on same-sex couples. Expected outcomes include a comprehensive suite of assessments to effectively detect and support couples at risk of IPV and self-help resources to combat IPV. Benefits include the development of an integrative framework to identify couples most at risk of IPV and guide the development of interventions and policy to reduce IPV.

Funding Body

Australian Research Council (Project ID: DP200102176)

Funding Budget


Project start date

January 2020

Expected completion date

December 2022
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