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Our research

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.

Sam Mostyn AO


Sam Mostyn AO is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, diversity, Indigenous and women’s affairs, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her corporate roles have encompassed purpose, culture and human resources, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and sustainability.

A long-time champion of gender equality, Sam was the first woman appointed to the AFL Commission. There she contributed to policies aimed to include women at all levels of the game and to the introduction of the Respect & Responsibility policy. An advocate for the creation of the AFL Women’s league (AFLW), Sam was the 2018 AFLW Cup Ambassador.

Sam is Chair of the Australian Government’s Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce, Australians Investing in Women, the Foundation for Young Australians, Ausfilm, Alberts, and the Centre for Policy Development; past president of Chief Executive Women; non-executive director at Mirvac and the GO Foundation; and a board member of the Centre for Policy Development and, most recently, the Climate Change Authority. Sam was previously President of ACFID, an inaugural Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission, and she served on the boards of Reconciliation Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Appointed Director, Friday 20 April 2018.

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Contact ANROWS

PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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