THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL RESEARCH AGENDA TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The Australian National Research Agenda (ANRA) identifies what evidence is needed to end domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV) and how that evidence should be produced. It is a national framework, produced by ANROWS, that can be used by the community of committed people and organisations who are working to grow the evidence base: researchers, funders, policymakers, services, survivor advocates and social impact organisations. The intention of the ANRA 2023–2028 is to guide Australia’s diverse research community, to help ensure that work over the next five years is organised, purposeful and effective.
All women and children deserve to be safe from domestic, family and sexual violence. Achieving this goal requires a concerted and collective effort.
What are the research priorities?
The co-design workshops for the ANRA identified nine priority areas of research that have been organised under three topics (systems and society; populations in focus; types and patterns of violence). Further suggestions for research are set out in detail in the full Australian National Research Agenda report.
Priority: Structural inequities
Priority: Gender relations, gender norms and attitudes
Priority: Trauma and DFSV-informed, victim-centred systems
Priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Priority: Children and young people
Priority: People who use DFSV
Priority: Sexual violence
Priority: Coercive control
Priority: Economic abuse
What is the ANRA?
A national framework identifying what evidence is needed to end domestic, family and sexual violence and how that evidence should be produced.Read more
Why is the ANRA important?
With rates of violence remaining intractable, and only marginal improvements in community attitudes, this is a crucial time for research.Read more
How was the ANRA developed?
The ANRA was made to align with the most pressing needs of people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence through research and co-design.Read more
How can you use the ANRA?
Ideas on how researchers, policymakers, funders, community organisations, service providers and advocates can use the ANRA.Read more
Ways of working
The co-design process for the ANRA highlighted the importance of reflecting on how research is conducted, who is engaged and on drawing from multiple knowledge sources.Read more
Implementation of the ANRA will take a staged approach. Its success relies on nation-wide action and collective uptake.Read more
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