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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 host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is 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.


In addition to conducting its own research, ANROWS periodically commissions research grants to further develop the evidence base on violence against women and their children and support the implementation of the National Plan.

Our grant rounds are funded by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, and ANROWS is listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register as a Category 1 Grants program.

2017 core grants round

In 2017/2018, ANROWS confirmed 14 research projects with a total value of $2.2 million funded under our 2017-2020 core grants round. These projects are aligned with the priorities of the Third Action Plan and all of them include a focus on at least one of ANROWS’s priority populations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women; older women; women with disability; women who are, or have been, incarcerated; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex women; and women who live in rural and remote areas.

Perpetrator interventions research

The grant round for the ANROWS Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream was launched in 2016 and is funded by the Commonwealth Government to support states and territories to implement the National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (NOSPI). This stream comprises 13 projects with a total value of $1.8 million.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research

The grant round for the ANROWS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Stream was launched in 2017 in support of the National Plan Outcome 3 that Indigenous communities are strengthened. It includes projects under our Core grants and Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream.

Previous grants round

ANROWS held its first grant round in 2014 and funded 22 projects with a total value of $3.5 million. The research reports and corresponding resources for these projects were released between 2015 and 2018. A summary can be found here.

Future grants rounds

No further grant rounds are scheduled at this stage. To stay informed of future opportunities, subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter, Notepad.


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