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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.


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.


Domestic and family violence, housing insecurity and homelessness: Research synthesis 2nd Ed.

This synthesis examines the intersection of housing insecurity and homelessness and domestic and family violence (DFV), including recommendations for policy and practice.

This paper is not intended to be a comprehensive literature review— it focuses on existing ANROWS research, while also drawing on statistics from national surveys.

This synthesis is designed for policymakers and practitioners engaging with people affected by domestic and family violence and housing insecurity/homelessness.


Publication details


Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2019). Domestic and family violence, housing insecurity and homelessness: Research synthesis (2nd Ed.; ANROWS Insights, 07/2019). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

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