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Our research

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.


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.

Becoming a peer assessor

ANROWS assessors appraise the grant applications of their peers who work in the field of violence against women.

ANROWS calls on peer assessors for periodic open grants rounds, to independently and fairly evaluate research proposals for the consideration of the ANROWS Board.



ANROWS welcomes expressions of interest from suitable people who wish to become peer assessors. If you have expertise relevant to the field of violence against women and their children, either as a researcher, practice designer or government policymaker, you are invited to apply by sending a current résumé and an outline of your areas of expertise (no more than 200 words) to research@anrows.org.au

ANROWS peer assessors undertake this work within the course of their ordinary paid employment or on a voluntary basis. ANROWS gratefully acknowledges the generous contribution of time, professional and personal commitment, and expertise provided by peer assessors. In most cases, peer assessors’ roles on assessment panels will be acknowledged on the ANROWS website, along with the associated project details.

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