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Violence against women and 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.


News and events

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.



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.

The ANROWS Evidence Portal

The ANROWS Evidence Portal of interventions to address and end violence against women 

The “What Works” project evolved to the ANROWS Evidence Portal, an online resource which allows users to search quickly and easily for information about what might work to address or end violence against women (VAW) in high-income countries like Australia.

The Evidence Portal can be thought of as both a curated database – containing only references to impact evaluations of interventions to end violence against women – and a specialised search engine, which allows you to search for information using filters and tools designed for the VAW sector.





This project provides an overview of “what works” across the VAW field, including primary prevention and secondary and tertiary response, and captures the range of evaluation methods used. The deliverables support policy and program staff in government and throughout the FDSV service sector to assess the evidence and effectiveness of different programs and interventions (including cost effectiveness) and make decisions in relation to research design, priorities and gaps. The Evidence Portal was produced with funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


Media Release

What works in addressing or ending violence against women? New ANROWS Evidence Portal brings together interventions aimed to end violence against women …

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The Evidence Portal

The ANROWS Evidence Portal is a living resource of evaluations of interventions from high-income countries that aim to address and end violence against women.

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This project produced a “What Works” framework to support the assessment of the overall value and effectiveness of family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) interventions, programs and strategies.

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