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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.


Researching the economic dimensions of domestic and family violence: Information gaps and data strategies 

This resource identifies information gaps in our understanding of how best to promote the economic wellbeing of victims and survivors of domestic and family violence.  

Economic wellbeing is crucial for victims’ and survivors’ capacity to rebuild their lives after experiencing violence. While research into how to protect women’s economic security following violence is growing, there remain many gaps in knowledge of effective methods to prevent and reduce the economic harms of domestic and family violence, and how best to protect and promote the wellbeing of victims and survivors.

This resource covers the following topics:

  • prevalence and incidence of economic abuse
  • community awareness and recognition of economic abuse
  • women’s long-term economic trajectories
  • engaging the private sector
  • employment and violence
  • housing and violence
  • accessing financial support
  • men and the economic dimensions of violence
  • developing datasets on all forms of domestic violence.

Policymakers and researchers working at the intersection of economic security and domestic and family violence will find this resource particularly helpful.



Suggested citation

UNSW Social Policy Research Centre. (n.d.). Researching the economic dimensions of domestic and family violence: Information gaps and data strategies. ANROWS.

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