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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.


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.


The Voices Project recommendations: Overarching principles for responses across the service system

This resource outlines the recommendations 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 seeking practical recommendations for their work.  

The Voices Project maps the help-seeking journeys of victims and survivors as well as people who use violence, to identify what is needed to transform sector responses.

Three core principles are identified in the Voices Project: recognise children, respond to diversity, and promote change. These principles underpin the following recommended areas for improvement:

  • Community
  • Social networks
  • Early engagement
  • System access
  • Ongoing response

This resource provides tangible suggestions across these five areas for practitioners and policymakers to enhance responses across the service system.



Suggested citation

Hegarty, K., McKenzie, M., McLindon, E., Addison, M., Valpied, J., Hameed, M., Kyei-Onanjiri, M., Baloch, S., Diemer, K., & Tarzia, L. (2022). Recommendations: Overarching principles for responses across the service system [Fact sheet]. ANROWS.

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