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ANROWS Suite of Publications

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) will produce and publish new, innovative and relevant research on domestic, family and sexual violence though its suite of publications.

The suite aims to meet the evidence needs of policy-makers and practitioners as well as the broader public.

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ANROWS Horizons: Research papers

Technical reports on empirical research produced under ANROWS’s Research Program. These in-depth reports provide methodological detail and findings that are likely to be of primary use to researchers or professionals significantly engaged with the topic.

ANROWS Landscapes: State of knowledge papers

Medium length papers that scope current knowledge on an issue related to violence against women and their children. Papers will draw on published literature, existing empirical research (including research produced under ANROWS’s Research Program), and/or practice knowledge. They may also include reporting from stakeholder consultations and/or mapping exercises (such as mapping of current research, data, available services, programs, projects, or legislation).

ANROWS Compass: Research to practice and policy papers

Concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice. The Compass paper is the main resource from ANROWS research projects and are written in plain English. They are designed to be useful to a wide range of stakeholders including policy-makers and practitioners without background in the area of study. The paper may include resources such as info-graphics and other visual representations of the findings.

ANROWS Insights:

ANROWS’s work including submissions, speeches, presentations and multimedia publications.

ANROWS Fast Facts: Quick reference resources

Key facts and figures on topics related to violence against women and their children.

ANROWS Footprints

Thematic publication focused on communicating new, innovative and emerging research, policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

ANROWS Notepad: Fortnightly publication

Fortnightly update on the latest research, events, training, stakeholder news and issues in the media.

Thursday, 15th December 2016

Women from all cultures, ages and socio-economic groups are affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault, but the extent, nature and impact is not evenly distributed across communities in Australia.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016

This paper systematically reviews evidence on the health outcomes for women in Australia experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), noting that causal pathways are complex and subject to a rapidly growing body of knowledge. 

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Thursday, 21st January 2016

This paper is a comprehensive review of published literature to present the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities. It was guided by the following questions:

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Monday, 11th January 2016

This paper examines the current state of knowledge on the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.

Thursday, 17th December 2015

This state of knowledge paper investigates the enforcement and information sharing of domestic and family violence protection orders (DVPOs) in Australia.

Wednesday, 9th December 2015

An Australian first, this state of knowledge paper maps the pathways and interventions for perpetrators of domestic/family violence and sexual assault through civil and criminal legal systems; and examines the responses and service systems currently available to DFV and sexual

Tuesday, 24th November 2015

This paper provides an overview of the best available contemporary evidence on the way news and information media portray violence against women.

Monday, 23rd November 2015

This paper presents the state of knowledge on practices or processes used by child protection services and specialist domestic violence services or family law services to work better together and improve service responses for women and children living with and separating from family violence.

Tuesday, 17th November 2015

This state of knowledge paper examines a broad range of national and international research to present the current knowledge about family violence against immigrant and refugee women.

Wednesday, 28th October 2015

This state of knowledge paper examines the intersection between sexual assault and domestic violence, focusing on two forms of concurrent victimisation: re-victimisation (when a woman, over her lifetime, experiences both sexual assault and domestic violence) and intimate partner sexual violence (

Wednesday, 30th September 2015

This paper examines the available literature on trauma-informed frameworks, models and guidelines that guide organisations to improve service provision to survivors of sexual violence with mental health problems. 

Wednesday, 30th September 2015

This paper presents a preliminary overview of the literature on the partnerships, collaborations and integrated interventions in relation to domestic and family violence and sexual assault in the international and Australian context. 

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