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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.


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.

On the agenda:
2022 ANROWS conference communique

The ANROWS national research conference, “On the agenda: Evidence to inform contemporary policy priorities addressing violence against women”, took place from 22 to 25 February 2022.

This resource is a summary of the Evidence Presentations and key outcomes from the subsequent Evidence to Action Workshops. The workshops were co-designed with and led by our partner organisations No to Violence, the Healing Foundation, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Women’s Legal Service NSW, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, and the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

The presentations and workshops were categorised by the following six themes:

  • Theme 1: Intimate partner homicide
  • Theme 2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing
  • Theme 3: Believing women
  • Theme 4: Justice and the law
  • Theme 5: Data and measurement
  • Theme 6: Children and young people

Conference delegates worked together with our dedicated ANROWS team, valued partners, inspirational researchers and keynote speakers, and facilitators from the ANROWS Board to share fresh perspectives and foster a critically important national conversation about the evidence base on violence against women and children.

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