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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.

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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.

Insights and special collections


This ANROWS work includes occasional papers, speeches and presentations, interviews and multimedia publications. Annotated collections of resources are based on specific topics of interest within the sector.

 

Best practice for working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in addressing violence against women

This resource captures ten insights from ANROWS’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Projects with Action Research (CALD PAR) initiative.

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Interventions for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia

This paper synthesises the key findings and recommendations arising from 20 ANROWS research reports between 2018 and 2020.

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Defining and responding to coercive control: Policy brief

This policy brief is designed to assist policymakers developing legal or policy and practice frameworks to prevent or respond to coercive control in relation to domestic and family violence.

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Evaluation Quick Guides

ANROWS’s Evaluation Quick Guides series focuses on aspects of evaluation relevant to the VAW sector. These Quick Guides provide succinct tips, advice and examples of applying evaluation concepts, frameworks and skills, as well as links to useful resources.

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The dangerous combination of gambling and domestic and family violence against women: Practice guide for gambling counsellors, financial counsellors and domestic and family violence workers

This guide has been developed to build the capacity of workers in the DFV, gambling help and financial counselling sectors in order to support women who have been affected by DFV (including economic abuse) from a male partner, where the DFV is linked to the woman’s or her male partner’s gambling.

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Working across sectors to meet the needs of clients experiencing domestic and family violence

This paper collates and synthesises the evidence on interagency collaboration, and offers recommendations and resources for policymakers and practitioners seeking to implement an integrated approach to service provision.

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Violence against women and mental health

This paper provides a synthesis of ANROWS’s research on violence against women and mental health, examining the ways that mental health intersects with trauma, complex trauma, disability, coercive control, access to justice and parenting.

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Women’s imprisonment and domestic, family and sexual violence

This paper contexualises ANROWS’s research on the close links between imprisonment and DFV and sexual violence.

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The Evaluation guide: A guide for evaluating behaviour change programs for men who use domestic and family violence

The evaluation guide is pitched at men’s behaviour change practitioners who might be conducting an in-house evaluation, as well as funders, practitioners or practice designers who might be commissioning an external evaluation.

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Prevention of violence against women and safer pathways to services: Ten research insights from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Projects with Action Research (CALD PAR) initiative.

This report provides key insights into “what works” for prevention and safer pathways activities engaging CALD communities in Australia.

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Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people in NSW: Summary findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report is a summary of the 2017 NCAS results for the NSW community, and follows reports on the Australian population and demographic groups of interest.

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

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Preventing domestic and family violence: Action research reports from five Australian local government councils

The purpose of this volume is to document the use of action research in evaluating domestic and family violence prevention activities in local government authorities around Australia.

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Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report presents key findings from the 2017 NCAS focusing on results for respondents who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

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Young Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality: Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report presents key findings from the 2017 NCAS focusing on results for young Australians aged 16 to 24. It also presents the reflections of young people on the findings.

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Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people from non-English speaking countries: Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report presents key findings from the 2017 NCAS focusing on results for survey respondents who were born in a country where English is not the main language spoken (referred to as N-MESC).

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Intimate partner sexual violence: Research synthesis (2nd ed.)

This paper provides a synthesis of the evidence on intimate partner sexual violence, examining its characteristics, current service responses and prevention activities.

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Methodology report: Survey redevelopment and implementation of the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report has been written to document the methods used in the redevelopment of the survey instrument, data collection and analysis.

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National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS): Methodology report appendices

The appendices to the 2017 NCAS methodology report.

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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, including recommendations for policy and practice.

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National Risk Assessment Principles Cover National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence

An overarching national understanding of risk and managing risk in the area of DFV, to provide a guide for developing, revising or evaluating risk assessment frameworks, tools and resources.

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Research summary: The impacts of domestic and family violence on children (2nd ed.)

The major issues identified in the ANROWS research relevant to children and DFV. This paper includes future research directions and a list of relevant resources.

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Violence against women: Accurate use of key statistics

A quick reference guide to key statistics on violence against women in Australia, aimed at ensuring that relevant statistics are interpreted with care, and based on the most reliable data available in the field.

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Resources to address violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, July 2018

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Evaluating interventions related to violence against women

A guide and key steps to evaluating interventions related to violence against women, aiming to improve services, secure funding and acknowledge the quality of practitioners’ work and that of their clients.

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Evidence to action and local action as evidence: Findings from the Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children Action Research Support Initiative

The findings from the Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children projects.

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Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children: A compendium of stories from the field

This compendium, a companion of the action research support initiative report, outlines what projects did and what they learned so that other community-based projects might learn from, and then build upon, local knowledge and practice.

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Submission on review of the sexual consent provisions in the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)

ANROWS's submission to the review of consent and knowledge of consent in relation to sexual assault offences in s 61HA of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

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Time for renewed national commitment to action

ANROWS inaugural chair, Emeritus Professor Anne R. Edwards AO, delivered the opening address at ANROWS's National Research Conference on Tuesday 23 February 2016.

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ANROWS's approach to knowledge translation and exchange: What is it and how do we do it?

ANROWS CEO Heather Nancarrow delivered this address in the opening session of ANROWS's inaugural National Research Conference on Tuesday 23 February 2016.

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The international drive to achieve gender equality and the elimination of gender-based violence against women and girls

In February 2015 Emeritus Professor Anne R. Edwards AO delivered the opening address at the inaugural Asia–Pacific conference on gendered violence and violations, organised by the Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW.

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ANROWS Public Lecture with Professor Leigh Goodmark

Professor Goodmark’s scholarship focuses on legal and justice responses to violence against women and finding “justice beyond the justice system” for women who struggle to find redress from within the justice system.

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Public lecture by Professor Liz Kelly CBE: Re-visiting the continuum of sexual violence in the 21st century

In February 2015 Professor Liz Kelly CBE delivered a public lecture in Adelaide on revisiting the continuum of sexual violence in the 21st century.

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inConversation with Professor Leigh Goodmark and Professor Rosalind Croucher AM

In 2015, Professor Leigh Goodmark came to Australia to discuss her research and practice experience through funding received under the Fulbright Specialist Program as part of a partnership with the University of Queensland.

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inConversation with Professor Liz Kelly CBE and Dr Anastasia Powell

Professor Liz Kelly CBE, co-chair of the End Violence against Women Coalition UK and professor of sexualised violence at London Metropolitan University speaks with Dr Anastasia Powell, senior lecturer in justice and legal studies at RMIT University.

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