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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.

Jeanette Kerr


Jeanette Kerr is the Deputy Chief Executive, Families in Territory Families, Housing and Communities since September 2016.  She is responsible for a range of Child Protection, Family Support, Out of Home Care, Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Reduction and Youth Justice program areas and reform.

She served in the Territory for 29 years as a Police Officer, in Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Darwin in a range of operational, criminal investigation and public safety roles.  Jeanette reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner before taking up the position with Territory Families.

Jeanette holds a number of degrees including a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor Arts –Psychology (Honours), Master of Leadership and Management and in 2013, she was awarded a Wakefield Scholarship to attend Cambridge University (UK) and completed a Master of Studies degree in Criminology. Jeanette’s Masters thesis is a descriptive analysis of the characteristics, seriousness and frequency of Aboriginal intimate partner violence in the Northern Territory, Australia: a strategy for targeting high harm cases.

Appointed Director, Northern Territory March 2022.

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