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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.


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ANROWS host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is 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.

Fiona Mort


Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from Flinders University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of South Australia. Fiona has worked in the field of gender equality with a particular focus on violence against women for over twenty years as a Social Worker, Senior Policy Officer and Manager in the South Australian and Victorian Governments.

Her current role as Director in the South Australian Office for Women involves leading the implementation of Committed to Safety – South Australia’s framework for addressing domestic, family and sexual violence and the development of South Australia’s Women Employment and Leadership Strategy. Fiona also leads South Australia’s involvement in the implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children and provides advice to the Premier’s Council for Women.

Fiona has also tutored in social work at the University of South Australia and has been involved in a number of community groups including the Women’s Legal Service in South Australia of which she was the Chairperson.

Appointed Director, South Australia February 2019.

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