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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.

Sam Mostyn AO


Ms Sam Mostyn AO is 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.

Sam is Chair of ANROWS, and also Chairs the Australian Women Donors Network. She has long championed gender equality, and was the first woman appointed to the AFL Commission. In that role she contributed to the work on policies for the inclusion of women at all levels of the game,  and the introduction of the Respect & Responsibility Policy. She was an advocate for the creation of the AFL Women’s league and was the 2018 AFLW Cup Ambassador.

Sam is also President of Chief Executive Women, Chair of Citi Australia, Carriageworks, the GO Foundation (founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin to provide education scholarships to indigenous students), the Foundation for Young Australians and Ausfilm.  She is also a non-executive director at Mirvac, Transurban, the Centre for Policy Development and the Sydney Swans.

In previous roles, Sam was President of ACFID, an inaugural Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission, served on the board of the Australia Council for the Arts, and was a board member of Reconciliation Australia.

Appointed Director, Friday 20 April 2018.

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Contact ANROWS

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

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