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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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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.

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Statistics: prevalence and community attitudes

Below is a collection of resources, papers and research projects relating to statistics about violence against women in Australia, including statistics about the prevalence of, and community attitudes toward, violence.

Prevalence data

Fact sheet

Violence against women:
Accurate use of key statistics

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Fact sheet

Personal Safety Survey Fact Sheet

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Fact sheet

Intimate Partner Violence:
An avoidable burden on the health of women and their children

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A preventable burden:
Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions

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Fact sheet

Fast Facts:
Impacts of family, domestic and family violence

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Violence against women and children – what the data can tell us

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The National Community Attitudes Survey


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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Current ANROWS research projects

2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey: further analysis

  • Young people’s attitudes towards violence against women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ attitudes towards violence against women
  • Attitudes to violence against women among people born in non-main English speaking countries
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Further reading

ANROWS library:
Statistics 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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