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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.


Knowledge transfer and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) 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.


Knowledge translation 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 submissions, occasional papers, speeches and presentations, interviews, and multimedia publications. Annotated collections of resources based on specific topics of interest
within the sector.


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 on demographic groups of interest.


Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence: Special collection - June 2019


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 relevant resources.


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 is based on the most reliable data available in the field.


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


Evaluating interventions related to violence against women

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


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.


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

This compendium to 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, the local knowledge and practice.


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

ANROWS's submission on the review of consent and knowledge of consent in relation to sexual assault offences in s61HA of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).


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.


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.


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.


ANROWS Public Lecture with Professor Leigh Goodmark

Prof 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.


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

In February 2015 Prof Liz Kelly CBE delivered a public lecture in Adelaide on re-visiting the continuum of sexual violence in the 21st century.


inConversation with Professor Leigh Goodmark and Professor Rosalind Croucher AM

In 2015, Prof 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.


inConversation with Professor Liz Kelly CBE and Dr Anastasia Powell

Prof Liz Kelly CBE, Co-Chair of the End Violence against Women Coalition UK & Prof 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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