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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.

Helen Nys


Helen is Assistant Director General, Policy and Service Design at the Department of Communities. Helen has extensive experience in operational service delivery and policy design in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

For the past seven years Helen has worked in Executive roles at the Disability Services Commission where she was extensively involved in the negotiations regarding delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prior to that Helen worked in the United Kingdom in Children’s Services and Child Protection.

Helen as a particular interest in Integrated Service Delivery and alignment to Community generated outcomes.

Appointed Director, Western Australia February 2019.

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