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The 2022 ANROWS National Research Conference, “On the Agenda”
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On the agenda:

Evidence to inform contemporary policy priorities addressing violence against women

22 to 25 February 2022 (online conference)
Registrations close Monday 21 February 2022 at 5:00pm AEDT

Interactive schedule

About the conference

The 2022 ANROWS National Research Conference, “On the Agenda”, explores evidence to inform contemporary policy priorities addressing violence against women and their children. It will enhance understanding of how evidence is and should be used to address policy priorities, as well as acknowledging and fostering the importance of partnerships in producing and disseminating the evidence to reduce violence against women and children. You will hear from ANROWS, national and international researchers and other leading experts who will share what we are learning from the evidence base. There will also be opportunities for policymakers, practice designers, peak bodies, practitioners and researchers to connect and collaborate with each other while unpacking the evidence and reflecting on how it does or could inform policy and practice. Spread over four days, this online conference will be structured around research and policy priority topics. The conference allows for flexible attendance and provides accessible features and new ways to engage both with the content and with peers. With a forward-looking focus, this conference will provide a fresh perspective on how to harness the expansive global VAW knowledge base and move ever closer to ending violence against women and children. Read the conference communique



Conference structure



Researchers and experts will present contemporary evidence related to a priority research and policy topic addressing violence against women and children.


An interactive session where up to 60 participants will unpack and reflect on how the evidence does, or could, impact and influence their policy and practice work. Each workshop requires an additional ticket and is optional.


An opportunity for up to 16 participants to connect with peers, talk about and understand a conference topic from a range of different perspectives. The video rooms are an informal alternative to the workshops and will be hosted by individuals from partner organisations, services and peak bodies

Who will be there:

  • Policymakers at all levels, 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
  • People with lived expertise and advocates working with, or contributing to, the prevention of violence against women and children evidence base
  • 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 services and organisations working with social services or the legal 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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