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Research

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.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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

About ANROWS

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.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Resources

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.


EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

The effects of female genital mutilation laws in Australia

Background

Laws that criminalise female genital mutilation (FGM) are now subject to robust international criticism as well as increased concern among the affected communities.

Aim

This project aims to produce new knowledge about FGM laws in Australia since 1994. It seeks to produce robust evidence and original insights into the effects of these laws and the potential impacts of proposed legal initiatives.

Methods

The project uses innovative primary data collection strategies with law and policymakers, justice system officials and affected communities in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Significance

Expected benefits include enhanced legal and policy approaches to FGM that will assist with safeguarding the wellbeing of women and children.

Funding Body

Australian Research Council (Project ID: DP200100902)

Funding Budget

$464,366

Project start date

January 2020

Expected completion date

December 2022
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