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 policymakers, practice designers and survivor-advocates, we will discuss the ways in which evidence is being applied in policy and practice to reduce violence against women and their children.


Conference structure:
An online symposium

After postponing our face-to-face conference in April, we have taken a step back to reimagine a more affordable, more accessible and interactive online symposium.

Set over five days, the conference will be structured around thematic conversational panels, each including facilitators with diverse backgrounds and expertise. By using specialised online conference technology and limiting the number and duration of sessions on each day, the new program will re-energise important conversations, encourage mutual learning and connections, offer flexible attendance options and ensure you have a chance to truly contribute and share ideas.

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?

Policymakers, including ministers; senior officials; and executive management from federal, state, territory and local governments and agencies

Practice design decision-makers and practitioners working with sexual assault, domestic and family violence, women’s refuges, judicial support, and immigrant and refugee services

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 transgenerational trauma, and leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and laws

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.


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