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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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Knowledge translation and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) 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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Knowledge translation 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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Research Program


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.



ANROWS is committed to delivering rigorous, innovative and relevant research in the areas of domestic violence, family violence and sexual assault, and to building a national evidence base that supports policy and practice in reducing violence against women and their children.

Our Research Program is aligned with the National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children which underpins the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.

ANROWS commissions research by expert academics and practitioners, and also conducts its own research.

OUR RESEARCH ENCOMPASSES OVER 50 PROJECTS, ACROSS THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Core research

Research into the impacts and responses to the diverse experiences of domestic and family violence, and sexual violence against women.

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Perpetrator interventions research

Research on perpetrator interventions to improve systems and service effectiveness, as well as responding to the diversity of perpetrators.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research

Research to strengthen Indigenous communities, for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Action research and evaluation

Projects grounded in action research methodology to support and evaluate services.

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Community attitudes

Research on how people understand violence against women and their attitudes towards it.

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