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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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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.


Personal Safety Survey 2016

This fact sheet uses infographics to communicate prevalence data relating to women’s experiences of violence, including sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking and the impact of violence on women’s feelings of safety.

The data is drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey 2016 which was conducted from November 2016 to June 2017. The survey collects information from men and women aged 18 and over about the nature and extent of violence experienced since the age of 15. You can access the full report from their website.

In clear infographics this fact sheet illustrates the following in Australia:

  • gendered prevalence of intimate partner violence
  • gendered prevalence of sexual violence
  • prevalence of stalking
  • comparative statistics on violence experienced by women with disability
  • gendered impact of violence on feelings of safety.

For information on how to accurately communicate statistics relating to violence against women and children, please see this ANROWS resource: Violence Against women: Accurate use of key statistics.



Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016 [Factsheet]. ANROWS.

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