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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 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.

Peer assessment and review

ANROWS uses peer assessment and review as an important part of the rigorous and transparent process undertaken for assessing research and developing its publications.

Peer assessment

ANROWS uses a rigorous peer assessment process for its grant rounds. This enables ANROWS to review grant applications and commission research impartially and based on merit. Our peer assessors are researchers, practitioners, community leaders and government policy-makers who have expert knowledge and work/have worked in the field of violence against women. ANROWS grant applications are assessed by a panel of peer assessors, and the panel’s feedback on each application is provided once the grant round has been finalised.

Peer review

ANROWS has developed peer review guidelines that adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Ethical Guidelines for Peer Review to ensure that ANROWS publications are of the highest quality. At least two peer reviewers with relevant expertise assess ANROWS publications prior to their release. Peer reviewers are required to read the latest version of ANROWS Peer Reviewer Guidelines and complete an acceptance form prior to undertaking a review.


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