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Violence against women and 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.


In their words: Stakeholder kit for practitioners - findings from the Voices Project

This stakeholder kit comprises six fact sheets based on the findings from the research project “Transforming responses to intimate partner and sexual violence: Listening to the voices of victims, perpetrators and services” or the “Voices” project. It will be useful for practitioners and policymakers working in the domestic, family and sexual violence field.

The “Voices” project captured the perspectives of victims and survivors, and people who use violence, with insights from the service sector. Through surveys and in-depth interviews, the “Voices” project mapped help-seeking journeys and highlighted what is needed to transform sector responses.

This suite of fact sheets presents what victims and survivors, and users of violence, said about their experiences of help seeking. The fact sheets are:

  • What did victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence say about their help-seeking journey?
  • What did people who use intimate partner violence and sexual violence say about their help-seeking journey?
  • What do victims and survivors want from services?
  • What do people who use violence want from services?
  • What do victims and survivors and people who use violence value in services?
  • What do victims and survivors think will help stop the violence?

This suite of fact sheets has been developed to support enhanced practice and is for:

  • frontline practitioners of domestic and family violence services and perpetrator programs
  • frontline practitioners in the broader social services sector (for example, health services)
  • peak organisations in the social services sector, including organisations specifically working to address violence
  • policymakers funding social services and those designing practice guidelines.

There are a variety of ways the fact sheets can be used, such as discussion for enhancing service delivery, trainings, or as reflective practice tools.

Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2024). In their words: A service that meets my needs [Fact sheet]. ANROWS.

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