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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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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

About ANROWS

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.

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Resources

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.


INFOGRAPHIC

A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

This resource presents evidence for the prevalence of sexual violence against women in Australia and the impacts of sexual violence across a woman’s lifetime.

These infographics are an effective visual resource for communicating the prevalence of sexual violence against women and the impacts of that violence over a woman’s lifetime. They help visualise what types of policy and practice responses are required to support women who have experienced sexual violence.

The infographics can be used individually or as a series of visual aids to communicate the following:

  • generational differences in health outcomes as a result of sexual violence
  • the link between experiencing sexual violence in childhood and recent experiences of violence in adulthood
  • the impact of sexual violence on women’s economic and financial wellbeing
  • the healthcare costs of sexual violence
  • patterns of health service usage associated with sexual violence
  • factors that hindered or contributed to a woman’s recovery from sexual violence.

The infographics provide a visual summary of the Australian-first research project, “A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health”.

 

 

Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2022). Prevalence of sexual violence: Findings from the Australian longitudinal study on women’s health [Fact sheet]. ANROWS.

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