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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.

Jeanette Kerr


Jeanette Kerr has been 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 a range of operational, criminal investigation and public safety roles in Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Darwin. Jeanette reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner before taking up her current position with Territory Families.

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

Following the award of this latter degree in 2017 she has been an academic supervisor on the Master of Studies program for Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology.

Appointed Director, Northern Territory March 2022.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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