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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.


Prioritising victim/survivor safety in Australian perpetrator interventions: A practice guide

This practice guide was created to help frontline workers apply the evidence on partner contact associated with men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs) for perpetrators of domestic and family violence (DFV), and prioritise victim and survivor safety.

This practice guide is drawn from ANROWS research entitled Prioritising women’s safety in Australian perpetrator interventions: The purpose and practices of partner contact. It was created to invite practitioners and managers working in MBCPs and other innovative DFV-focused perpetrator interventions to consider ways they could strengthen their individual and organisational practice in partner contact work.

Each section of this guide provides critical reflection questions for practitioners and workplaces to consider when implementing an evidence-based model for prioritising victim and survivor safety when engaging men in MBCPs.



Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2020). Prioritising victim/survivor safety in Australian perpetrator interventions: A practice guide. ANROWS.

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