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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.

Paula Bennett


Paula Bennett has extensive experience in research/project management, stakeholder engagement and general management, including in the domestic, family and sexual violence research sector.

At the UNSW, Paula was the Manager of the Gendered Violence Research Network where she was involved in a wide range of projects that addressed violence against women and their children, and her role encompassed strategy development, grant applications, project management, internal and external engagement, and communications.

Prior to UNSW, Paula was the Director, Corporate Citizenship, Citi Asia Pacific, responsible for managing over 90 Citi Foundation grant programs annually across 18 countries, including Australia. She has also held senior leadership roles in human resources, education management and public affairs.

Paula has a Masters in Development Studies from UNSW, and a Master of Arts (Honours) from Edinburgh University.

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