Violence against women and children affects everybody. It impacts 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 violence, and to building a national evidence base that supports policy and practice in reducing violence against women and children.
Our research program is aligned with the Australian National Research Agenda to End Violence against Women and Children, which underpins the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
ANROWS commissions research by expert academics and practitioners, and also conducts its own research.