Violence against women and their 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 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 Australia’s 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.