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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.


Whatever it takes: Access for women with disabilities to domestic and family violence services

This poster is designed to assist service providers to consider how to create accessible family violence services for women with disability, and links them to further evidence and resources.   

The poster was developed as part of ANROWS-funded research entitled “Whatever it takes”: Access for women with disabilities to domestic and family violence services: Final report (Dyson et al., 2017). This research aimed to help response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disability. It incorporates the experiences of women with disability who have experienced violence and abuse and have used response services.

This interactive poster aims to support services, including family violence services, to engage with the evidence and centre the experiences of women with disability in their service responses.

This poster explains what makes a service a good fit for women with disability by setting out:

  • accessible service inclusions
  • how to involve women with disability in your service
  • the importance of collaborative service provision
  • how to collect and use data in collaboration with women with disability.
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