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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 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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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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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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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

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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Research summary

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 domestic and family violence

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Webinar

Violence against women and children: What the data can tell us

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Fact sheets

COVID-19 fast facts:
Prevalence of domestic violence among women during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Research report

Intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic:
A survey of women in Australia

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Fact sheets

Pathways to intimate partner homicide

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Fact sheet

Updated facts about intimate partner homicide

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Research report

Investigating the mental health of children exposed to domestic and family violence through the use of linked police data and health records

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FACT SHEET

Technology-facilitated abuse: Self-reported perpetration by Australians aged 18+

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FACT SHEET

Technology-facilitated abuse: Victimisation experiences by Australians aged 18+

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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 (NCAS)

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Young People’s Attitudes study:
2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

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

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“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”:
How young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

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Current ANROWS research projects

Understanding and addressing sexual harassment in the Australian retail sector

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

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Migrant and refugee women’s attitudes, experiences and responses to sexual harassment in the workplace

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

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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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Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network national data update

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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:
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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