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Our research

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.

Greta Doherty

Director, Commonwealth

Greta Doherty (she/her) is the acting Group Manager, Women’s Safety, at the Department of Social Services (DSS), where she is responsible for development and delivery of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032 as well as key Commonwealth programs such as 1800RESPECT. She is also the Senior Executive Pride Ally Champion.

Prior to joining the DSS, Greta worked in a range of roles in the Education portfolio for almost a decade, including in higher education policy, infrastructure funding, research policy, early childhood and childcare legislative reform and international education. She also worked at the Department of Finance and Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Greta has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Asian Studies (Hons) and Master of Public Policy, all from the Australian National University.

Appointed Director, Commonwealth September 2022.


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Contact ANROWS

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

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