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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.


Invisible practices: working with fathers who use violence

This case study was devised in conjunction with a 2020 webinar ANROWS held with the Australian Institute of Family Studies, entitled “Invisible practices: Working with fathers who use violence”.

The case study is drawn from the research reports The PATRICIA Project: Pathways And Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working and Invisible practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence, led by Professor Cathy Humphreys and published by ANROWS.

The purpose of this case study was to demonstrate how to take an all-of-family approach for practitioners working with men who use violence, and to encourage critical reflection and discussion via reflective activity questions.

The case study, which should be used in conjunction with the accompanying webinar, will be of interest to professionals working in the fields of domestic and family violence, men’s behaviour change programs, child protection, family relationship services, family support services and related services.



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