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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.

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Sexual violence and assault

ANROWS research explores the contexts, dynamics and impacts of sexual violence and sexual assault on general and priority populations, service delivery and support for women who have experienced sexual violence, and interventions for people with harmful sexual behaviours.

Below is a collection of resources, research papers, reports and research projects about sexual violence and assault.


Papers and reports

A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia:
Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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“Chuck her on a lie detector”:
Investigating Australians’ mistrust in women’s reports of sexual assault

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Sexual assault and domestic violence in the context of co-occurrence and revictimisation:
State of knowledge paper

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

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Establishing the connection:
Interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: Key findings and future directions

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National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence

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Intimate partner sexual violence:
Research synthesis

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Women’s Input into a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings: The WITH study:
Key findings and future directions

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Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration:
Key findings and future directions

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Constructions of complex trauma and implications for women’s wellbeing and safety from violence:
Key findings and future directions

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Crossing the line: Lived experience of sexual violence among trans women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia:
Key findings and future directions

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Good practice in responding to young people with harmful sexual behaviours:
Key findings and future directions

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Exploring the onset, duration and temporal ordering of adverse childhood experiences in young people adjudicated for sexual offences:
A longitudinal qualitative study

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Fact sheets and resources

INFOGRAPHICS

A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia:
Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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FACT SHEET

“Chuck her on a lie detector”: Investigating Australians’ mistrust in women’s reports of sexual assault

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Infographics

Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality (NCAS)

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Fact sheet

Violence against women:
Accurate use of key statistics

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Fact sheet

Fast facts:
Impacts of domestic and family violence

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Guidelines

Establishing the connection:
Guidelines for practitioners and clinicians in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors

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Guidelines

National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence:
Quick reference guide for practitioners

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Fact sheet

Personal Safety Survey 2016: Fact sheet

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Fact sheet

Intimate partner sexual violence:
Research synthesis

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Special collection

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

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Webinar

Preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace:
A discussion

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Webinar

Responding to sexual violence experienced among trans women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia

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Submission

Draft proposal to review consent in relation to sexual offences (NSW)

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Submission

Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact (QLD)

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Submission

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence (Cth)

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Current ANROWS research projects

A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia:
The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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Technology-facilitated abuse:
Extent, nature and responses in the Australian community

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“What works” to reduce and respond to violence against women: Evidence synthesis, methods and communication

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An exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing programs that respond to domestic and family violence and sexual assault

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Transforming responses to intimate partner and sexual violence:
Listening to the voices of victims, perpetrators and services

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Adverse childhood experiences and the intergenerational transmission of domestic and family violence in young people who engage in harmful sexual behaviour and violence against women

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Adolescent family violence in Australia:
A national study of prevalence, use of and exposure to violence, and support needs for young people

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Further reading

ANROWS Library:
Sexual violence and assault reading list

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Contact ANROWS

PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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