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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.


The ADF response to armed conflict based sexual violence

This project seeks to understand how the Australian Defence Force prepares its personnel to address armed conflict based sexual violence in peacekeeping operations. By examining documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests this project will analyse how the UN Women, Peace, and Security responses to armed conflict sexual violence (and by extension the National Plan of Action policies) are being implemented at a practical level. This will provide insight into what actions are being taken to end impunity for perpetrators of this international crime.

Project contact
Dr Tamsin Phillipa Paige

Funding Body
Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society

Project start & End Dates
November 2017 – December 2018

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