Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established by the Commonwealth and all Australian governments under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).

ANROWS was established as a national research body to bring together, for the first time, research on domestic and family violence and sexual assault across the country. ANROWS will be 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. ANROWS will help shape the evidence base to underpin progress of the National Plan by delivering relevant knowledge and disseminating the evidence to drive real improvements in policy design and practical implementation.

ANROWS has developed the National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, which was endorsed by all Australian governments and released on 16 May 2014. The National Research Agenda will inform the development of research by a range of institutions, academics, governments and community organisations. It will help to drive expansion of research and information and it will help to identify how we are progressing in our mission to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, violence against women and their children. The National Research Agenda can be found on the ANROWS website. ANROWS will produce its own programme of research under the National Research Agenda, to support the National Plan.

For further information see the ANROWS website.

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