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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.


Understanding the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the vocations, education and health


The COVID-19 global pandemic has seen a raft of mitigation strategies imposed on populations globally during the years 2020 and 2021. The impact of such restrictions on the work, education and healthcare access of general populations has been well documented. Missing from this discourse, however, is a measure of how this has been experienced by women intimate partner violence victims and survivors.


The aim of this study is to utilise the Chronister and Lewer Scale to measure the impact of the global pandemic and mitigation strategies on women Intimate Partner Violence survivors’ work, education and healthcare access.


This study uses the Chronister and Lewer Scale designed by academics Professor Krista Chronister (University of Oregon) and Dr Kelly Lewer (University of Wollongong) specifically in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.


The results from this study will inform policy and practice in relation to supporting women to access healthcare, education and work in response to recent and ongoing restrictions. This could lead to future comparison of findings from surveys of other populations.

Project start date

September 2021

Expected completion date

September 2022
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