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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.

Register of Active Research

The ANROWS Register of Active Research (RAR) aims to provide a comprehensive landscape of research currently in progress in Australia that relates to violence against women and their children. It lists research projects that are underway.

In October 2020 ANROWS released Australia’s National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (ANRA 2020–2022). The purpose of ANRA is to direct research efforts towards addressing priority evidence gaps for policy and systems-wide practice design, nationally. It includes, where known, reference to research underway in priority areas as part of Appendix B.

A centralised register of current research in priority research areas is an important resource for researchers who are considering projects and seeking research funding, and for research funders when assessing grant applications. The RAR is also a useful resource for researchers seeking to collaborate across jurisdictions and disciplines on future projects.


To be included in the RAR, research must be related to violence against women and children, have an Australian target population and be currently underway. Please note that while ANROWS encourages rigorous and ethical research, we are not able to quality assure the projects proposed for inclusion in the RAR. Inclusion in the RAR does not indicate an endorsement from ANROWS.

The value of the RAR increases with each relevant project registered. Therefore, we strongly encourage researchers to register project details as soon as practicable. 

Submitted projects will be uploaded to the RAR as soon as possible after registration.

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ANROWS

Technology-facilitated sexual harassment in the workplace: Perpetration, responses and prevention

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Commenced March 2022

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Understanding and addressing sexual harassment in the Australian retail sector

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Commenced March 2022

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External

Family violence and faith communities: Engaging with faith leaders and communities in Victoria

Dr Hyein Ellen Cho

Commenced April 2022

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External

Gendered neighbourhoods: Exploring women’s and men’s perceptions of safety

Dr Chloe Keel

Commenced April 2022

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External

Child and Young Person MARAM Lived Experience Engagement project

Prof Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Commenced June 2022

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External

Bikie-involved domestic violence

A/Prof Bridget Harris

Commenced July 2022

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External

Engaging facilitators and people who perpetrate technology-facilitated abuse

A/Prof Bridget Harris

Commenced July 2022

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External

Safe@Home: Experiences, Barriers and Access (SHEBA)

Prof Cathy Humphreys

Commenced July 2022

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External

Strengthening Victoria’s family violence risk assessment and information sharing: Understanding effective capability-building to support MARAM implementation through the experiences of victims and survivors

Dr Rachael Burgin

Commenced August 2022

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External

Preventing coercive control for migrant and refugee women

A/Prof Marie Segrave

Commenced August 2022

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External

Children’s voices for change: A rights-based approach to understanding and implementing effective supports for children and pre-adolescents as victims and survivors of family violence

Dr Georgina Dimopoulos

Commenced August 2022

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Interventions for young men and boys using IPV in early relationships: Analysing identification, referral and practices, and investigating motivating and protective factors for targeted intervention

Dr Lucy Nicholas

Commenced August 2022

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