We need to know data on violence against women in order to achieve no violence against women


kNOwVAWdata is an initiative by UNFPA and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to support and strengthen regional and national capacity to measure violence against women in Asia and the Pacific.

The University of Melbourne and ANROWS are proud partners of the project to deliver training to improve measurement of the extent and nature of violence against women in Asia and the Pacific.

“Sound data on the extent and nature of violence against women is essential to conveying the need to address this heartbreaking violation of human rights to policymakers and organizations with the power to end it.”

— Dr Sharman Stone, former Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls

2024 Face to Face Course:
Applications open

The kNOwVAWdata face-to-face training course is a four-week program, conducted in two 2-week blocks.

Block 1: 5–16 Aug 2024 in Fiji
Block 2: 30 Sep–11 Oct 2024 in Melbourne, Australia

About the course

This program initiative is a four module professional development course on measuring the prevalence of violence against women, including mentoring and technical support.


Take the self-paced online version of the kNOwVAWdata course or join a cohort of peers. Next online cohort commencing: April 2024

Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub provides links to resources supporting the measurement of violence against women. Its strength is the opportunity to share resources and support all regions of the globe.


Read recent publications related to kNOwVAWdata and links to more information and resources about the initiative.

Partner with us

There are a number of ways to partner with us. Learn more about accessing the kNOwVAWdata Course Curriculum and Course Twinning Partnerships.


Measuring violence against women. Telling the stories.

Putting violence against women data on the map

Course participant experiences. Story prepared by Maia Bamish, UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office and The University of Melbourne


The journey to measuring violence against women. Story prepared by Anneliese Mcauliffe and UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office

Behind the Scenes – Sri Lanka

The first-ever national survey on the prevalence of violence against women and girls in Sri Lanka.

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