About the conference

The theme for ANROWS’s National Research Conference on Violence against Women and their Children is Evidence in Action.

This conference will open up opportunities to explore ideas of impact, including what works for whom and in what circumstances, and how we know an initiative has been effective. Coming together with other policy-makers, practitioners and survivor-advocates, we will discuss the ways evidence is being applied in policy and practice to reduce violence against women and their children.

Set over 3 days, the conference will be structured around thematic conversational panels, each including facilitators with diverse backgrounds and expertise. This format will offer unique opportunities for conference participants to engage in discussion and to contribute to our understanding of “what works”.


Who should attend?

  • Practitioners working with sexual assault, domestic and family violence, women’s refuges, judicial support, and immigrant and refugee services.
  • Policy-makers, including ministers; senior officials; and executive management from federal, state and territory governments and agencies, and local government.
  • Peak bodies and networks involved with domestic and family violence services; sexual assault services; strategic Indigenous expertise services; the women’s health sector; CALD, multicultural, and migrant services; broader community services; prevention and education.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support practitioners working to redress the effects of colonisation and/or trans-generational trauma; and leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and law.
  • Intervention and service providers working with social services or the legal justice system; and first responders including police, emergency and medical services.
  • Researchers and research organisations focused on criminology, sociology, health, social work, psychology, law, political science and science.