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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 host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is 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.

Register of active
and recent research

The projects listed on this page include those commissioned by ANROWS as well as those funded by other organisations, and involve research that is either active (currently underway) or was completed within the last two years.

A wide range of research projects related to violence against women and their children is currently being undertaken or has been recently completed by academic and other organisations across Australia.

This register aims to capture this sector-related research to help build the overall evidence base and identify knowledge gaps, and to complement earlier research which can be found in the ANROWS Library.

All of these projects address key areas of concern outlined in the National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

The National Research Agenda is a strategic framework that supports the development of a cohesive and wide-ranging evidence base that is relevant to policy and practice and actively contributes to the outcomes of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (National Plan). Therefore, each of these projects can be sorted according to the six National Plan outcomes.

Please note that this information has been provided by the corresponding project’s main contact and any further information should be requested via the project’s weblink, where available.

Join the register

If you are interested in your research project being listed on the register, please complete the required information and submit it using this online form.

Any reports or resources made available to ANROWS on the completion of the research will be included in the ANROWS Library and promoted through Notepad.

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Domestic violence, social security law and the couple rule

Dr Lyndal Sleep

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The relationship between gambling and domestic violence against women

Prof. Nerilee Hing

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Action Research Support

Dr Elizabeth Orr

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The PATRICIA Project:
Pathways And Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working

Prof. Cathy Humphreys

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