ANROWS Research Program

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.

ANROWS is committed to reducing the burden of violence against women by supporting research that allows us to better understand this complex issue in terms of effects on the community, how best to address the problem and how to work towards its eradication.

The ANROWS Research Program will produce research under the National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children to support the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.  Current and past areas of research and projects within the ANROWS Research Program include: 

  • Research Priorities 2017 (10 projects - funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS's core grant)
  • Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream (13 projects, Perpetrator Interventions State of Knowledge paper, and resources and events - funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services)
  • National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) (funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services)
  • National Risk Assessment Principles Project (funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services)
  • Action Research Support Project (funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services)
  • Research Priorities 2014 (22 projects - funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS's core grant)
  • Victorian Family Violence Index Project (funded by Victorian Government)
  • Queensland Integrated Service Responses to Domestic and Family Violence (funded by Queensland Government)
  • Data Diversity Project (funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services)