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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.


Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence: Special collection: June 2019 (updated June 2020)

This special collection brings together peer-reviewed publications and grey literature to provide an overview of Australian literature on perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence.

Drawing upon ANROWS research as well as wider sources, this special collection updates our first collection of literature and research on perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence. The second edition of Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence includes 12 additional ANROWS reports that have been published since June 2019.

This collection focuses on understanding different aspects of perpetrator behaviour and interventions. To help make sense of this range of literature, publications have been categorised under the following headings:

  • General
  • Perpetrator characteristics and patterns of offending
  • Prevention
  • Perpetrator programs/interventions
  • Legal and justice responses
  • Statistics.

This resource supports policymakers and practitioners with a growing evidence base for their work.



Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2020). Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence. Special collection: June 2019. ANROWS.

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