ANROWS is a national research organisation that aims to build evidence that will guide policy and practice aimed at addressing the high rates of domestic, family and sexual violence against women and their children.
ANROWS is a not-for-profit, independent research organisation, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.
ANROWS brings together, for the first time, research on domestic and family violence and sexual assault across the country. ANROWS is an authoritative leader in the production, translation, dissemination and take-up of evidence to reduce the prevalence and effects of violence against women and their children.
Based on national consultation and analyses of gaps in the current state of knowledge on violence against women, ANROWS produced the National Research Agenda (NRA) to guide researchers and research funders, in general, as well as its own decisions on research priorities.
In October 2014 ANROWS announced part one of its research program for 2014-16. The ANROWS Research Program 2014-16 comprises 20 projects with a total value of $3.5 million. Projects vary in length and will be delivered at different points over the next two years.
ANROWS has been funded by the Commonwealth Government to produce a perpetrator interventions research stream. Further information will be provided later in 2015.
ANROWS provides access to evidence through a range of information services to support decision-making for policy and practice, as well as further research. These services include ANROWS’s online Resource Database and a suite of publications. ANROWS Notepad, a fortnightly e-newsletter and ANROWS Insight (e.g. submissions, speeches) will be followed by quarterly publication ANROWS Footprints and other publications to be released as relevant work is completed. Examples of these are ANROWS Landscapes: State of Knowledge Papers; ANROWS Horizons: Research Papers; and ANROWS Compass: Research to Practice and Policy papers.
Learn more about ANROWS and its work on the ANROWS website.