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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.

Kirsty Windeyer


Kirsty Windeyer is the Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Coordinator-General in the ACT since April 2020. She provides strategic leadership that supports whole-of-government collaboration and coordination of the government’s response to domestic, family and sexual violence. The Coordinator-General role works across government and with the community services sectors to develop new police services and approaches that improve how the ACT Government responds to domestic, family and sexual violence.

Kirsty has significant experience as a senior executive lawyer and in leadership roles for public sector organisations. Kirsty was the CEO of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory and Special Counsel/Executive Director of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce. Kirsty was the inaugural Principal Solicitor of the ACT Women’s Legal Centre.

Appointed Director, Australian Capital Territory February 2023.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
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