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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.

Recounting women

The emergency of intimate partner homicide continues to dominate headlines in Australia.

A 2018 report by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network found that between July 2010 and June 2014, there were 152 intimate partner homicides in Australia that followed an identifiable history of domestic violence.

Despite increased and more nuanced attention, many would argue we are not seeing the urgency of action that we might expect to accompany these figures.

How can the data help us to better understand the context of these homicides, and communicate the gendered nature of the problem?

In this episode, Heidi Ehrat, 2018 Chairperson of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network, and Amani Haydar, lawyer, artist, and advocate, sit down with ANROWS CEO Dr Heather Nancarrow to discuss compassion fatigue, personal narratives, data, and characteristics and warning signs of intimate partner violence.

This interview was recorded on the land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners of the lands where Sydney city is situated today.

Insights: the ANROWS podcast is part of ANROWS’s commitment to disseminating and supporting the application of the evidence base that addresses violence against women and their children in Australia.


This podcast episodes includes discussion of violence and homicide which some may find confronting or distressing.
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