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 an expert-led short course to develop skills and knowledge in data collection, analysis, and communications to inform interventions to end violence against women. This professional development course is conducted over three weeks, with additional online activities, mentoring and technical support.

Dates: 5th – 22nd August 2024
Location: Fiji

Online Course

Join the facilitated online version of the kNOwVAWdata course and enjoy the flexibility of learning online alongside a cohort of peers.

Apply now for the next intake, commencing in May 2024.


kNOwVAWdata is a DFAT funded UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office initiative to develop sustained regional capacity through the development and implementation of a sound training curriculum and to build a committed pool of trained professionals and researchers on the measurement of violence against women (VAW) in Asia and the Pacific region.

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.


Beyond the numbers

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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