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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.

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Dr Kylie Stephen


Dr Kylie Stephen is the Assistant Director-General of Women’s Safety and Violence Prevention, Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queensland.

Kylie’s early career focused on teaching and research in the fields of political science and gender politics. Kylie has since worked in policy, program and operational roles across a range of human service portfolios, including community services, child safety, community recovery and gender equality in both the United Kingdom and Queensland.

Kylie’s current responsibilities include leading reforms across the domestic and family violence service system following the Queensland Government’s acceptance of the Not Now, Not Ever report by the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland chaired by Dame Quentin Bryce.

Kylie’s qualifications include a PhD – Government, from the University of Queensland (1997) and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland (1992).

Kylie is passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of her work and life. Kylie is interested in the application of positive psychology and leading with courage in a strategic context.

Appointed Director, Queensland February 2021.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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