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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.


Men’s behaviour change programs: Measuring outcomes and improving program quality: Key findings and future directions

This is an edited summary of key findings from ANROWS research Evaluation readiness, program quality and outcomes in men’s behaviour change programs.

This research aimed to identify how to improve the quality of men’s behaviour change programs, how to measure outcomes, and how to develop standards and accreditation processes that will improve quality and consistency of practice.

The research involved three elements:

  1. A review of the published literature.
  2. A jurisdictional scan of the MBCP landscape, comprising a review of grey literature and contact with a representative from each jurisdiction (i.e. state/territory).
  3. Focus groups and in-depth interviews with –
    • correctional staff from South Australia and Victoria;
    • community providers from Western Australia and Victoria; and
    • female partners of program participants.



Publication details

ANROWS Research to policy and practice papers are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.



Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2019). Men’s behaviour change programs: Measuring outcomes and improving program quality: Key findings and future directions (Research to policy and practice, 01/2019). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

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