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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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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

About ANROWS

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.

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Resources

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.


RESEARCH REPORTS

“What Works” to reduce and respond to violence against women: Overview of reviews series

As part of the ANROWS “What Works” project, a series of “Overviews of reviews” have been developed to synthesise the findings from large bodies of literature assessing a range of interventions designed to prevent and respond to violence against women.

The three overviews of reviews have now been published. The first provides an overview of the evidence from systematic reviews of respectful relationships and bystander programs in education settings. These programs seek to promote healthy and equal relationships and reduce sexual and dating violence experienced and perpetrated by young people, in and out of relationships, by equipping them with the attitudes, knowledge and skills to confront violence.

The second overview of reviews provides an overview of the evidence from systematic reviews in relation to two key types of interventions for perpetrators: behaviour change interventions and legal and policing interventions.

The third overview of reviews assesses the evidence from existing systemic reviews into the effectiveness of crisis and post-crisis interventions for victims and survivors of sexual violence.

Each overview of reviews explores the background for the particular intervention type, share the results of systematic reviews, provide directions for future research, and outline implications for policy and practice. Given the breadth of the violence against women research landscape, the overviews of reviews are helpful in establishing an understanding of the nature of the evidence base, and how certain interventions compare to similar interventions.

The overviews series is one component part of the “What Works” project. Visit the “What Works” page to read more about the framework of the same name.


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OVERVIEWS OF REVIEWS

Reducing relationship and sexual violence:
Findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings

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OVERVIEWS OF REVIEWS

The effectiveness of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence:
An overview of findings from reviews

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OVERVIEWS OF REVIEWS

The effectiveness of crisis and post-crisis responses for victims and survivors of sexual violence:
An overview of findings from reviews

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See also

PROJECT

What Works to reduce and respond to violence against women

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CURATED COLLECTION

Research and resources on children, young people and parenting 

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LIBRARY

ANROWS digital library

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