10:00 am – 11:15 am (AEST), Thursday 11 September 2014, Balluk Room, AIFS (formerly known as the Seminar Room), Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Building evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and children
The role of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) in the National Action Plan
Heather Nancarrow, Chief Executive Officer, ANROWS
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Heather Nancarrow is CEO of Australia�s National Research Organisation for Womens Safety (ANROWS). She has 30 years experience working in the field of domestic, family and sexual violence prevention and has held many leadership roles at both the state and national level in the development of policy on the prevention of violence against women. This includes work on the development and implementation of the Queensland Government Policy: Stop Violence against Women (1992); and management of the Queensland Governments Domestic Violence Policy Branch, responsible for the administration of Queensland domestic and family violence legislation, policy community grants funding and the annual domestic violence prevention campaign.
In 2002 Heather was appointed foundation Director of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, a position she held until her recent appointment to ANROWS. During that time (2008-2009), Heather was Deputy Chair of the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, which produced Time for Action, the blue-print for the Council of Australian Governments initiative, the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
In 2008-09 members of the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (the National Council) dared to imagine that the Commonwealth and all states and territories of Australia would agree to an ambitious, long-term plan to reduce violence against women and their children. And so they did, launching the National Plan to Reduce Violence against women and their children 2010-2022 in February 2011. The National Council also imagined that a new national centre of excellence would deliver evidence to guide the implementation of the long-term plan. In 2014, Australias National Research Organisation for Womens Safety Limited (ANROWS) was launched. Its mission is to deliver relevant and translatable research evidence which drives policy and practice.
This presentation explains the role of ANROWS, particularly as it relates to the 2nd Action Plan (Moving ahead) of the National Plan to the Reduce Violence against women and their Children 2010-2022. It includes discussion about ANROWSs progress in funding a program of research to support decision-making for future policy and practice development towards elimination violence against women and their children. http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/seminars/2014/nancarrow/index.php