RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

This page contains a selection of recent news articles and commentary about male victims of violence and abuse plus related issues. These articles are presented as a community service, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the One in Three Campaign.

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Entries by One in Three Campaign (416)

Thursday
Jun012017

Dark Secrets: Australia's Hidden Shame - Prime 7 TV program with Ray Martin

Acclaimed Australian journalist and presenter Ray Martin, returns to present a second major public affairs special for the network.

PRIME7 News presents an unflinching one hour special on domestic violence to bring light to the most common violent crime taking place across regional Australia.

DARK SECRETS: AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN SHAME brings attention to the courageous and often confronting experiences of those facing domestic violence, and the inspirational campaigners, community leaders, police officers and victims who are not going to sit back and let these crimes continue.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, call please 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au

Most of the program falls into the long-discredited 'gendered violence' narrative, using "women" instead of "victims" and "men" instead of "perpetrators". It also gets its facts completely wrong about the gendered breakdown of family violence in Australia (claiming 90% of victims are female, when all the data show a third of victims are male).

However, it does include a small segment on male victims of domestic violence, interviewing two male victims and discussing some of the issues faced by male victims. This is quite groundbreaking - just a few years ago there is no way a program like this would have even acknowledged that male victims exist.

You can view the whole program at https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/a1/news/dark-secrets, or just the excerpt on male victims at https://youtu.be/--IoDHtUitQ.

Wednesday
May102017

1IN3 submission to federal parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence

On 16 March 2017, a Committee of the Australian Parliament adopted an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family law system can better support and protect people affected by family violence.

The One in Three Campaign lodged a short submission to the inquiry producing research evidence that the family violence experiences of men and women in contact with the family law system are quite similar.

Thursday
Apr202017

Women's use of intimate partner violence - participants needed for research

Women's use of violence in intimate relationships is a very controversial issue. The voices of women have often been missing in this debate.

Bridget Mottram, Principle Researcher from University of Western Sydney would like to interview women (18+) who have engaged in any kind of intimate partner violence.

The aim of Bridget’s project is to document women’s lived experiences and gain a deeper understanding of the circumstances in which women use violence in their relationships.

The interview will take between one and three hours in a place of your choosing or via Skype if you prefer. You will be asked about your life with a particular focus on your relationships and experiences of intimate partner violence.

Interviews will be completely confidential and you can withdraw your consent at any time.

The interview is designed to be safe and comfortable, and you are free to talk about what you want. You are not required to talk about anything you don’t want to.

Please email Bridget if you would like more information about the study or if you would like to participate.

CONTACT DETAILS

Bridget Mottram
Principle Researcher
Email: b.mottram@uws.edu.au

Thursday
Apr132017

Men’s Experiences of Criminal Justice following Female Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence - help needed for research

Are you:

 

  • A male
  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Able to freely give consent to an interview which details your experiences of the legal system following intimate partner violence.  

 

Purpose:  Increase understanding of the issues faced by male survivors of female perpetrated intimate partner violence, by exploring the experience of those who seek support from the criminal justice system.  

Your story will provide insight into the experiences of male survivors of domestic violence and may help determine the direction of future research.  We hope that the research will lead to greater awareness and improvements in services which better meet the needs of men.

If you decide to participate and then change your mind, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

For further information please contact:

Brianna Hille – brianna.hille@postgrad.curtin.edu.au Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study number 2017-0105)

Sunday
Apr092017

Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence


On 16 March 2017, a Committee of the Australian Parliament adopted an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family law system can better support and protect people affected by family violence. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis Q.C. The Committee aims to make recommendations that will improve the system for all participants.

Terms of reference for the inquiry and the principles underpinning the conduct of the inquiry are available on this website.

The Committee wants to ensure that its findings are informed by those with personal experience at the intersection of family violence and the family law system. However, the Committee is aware that for individuals affected by family violence, revisiting this experience can cause distress.

As such, during the inquiry, the Committee will use several ways to gather evidence from individuals and organisations:

  • Community statements for individuals who wish to discuss their experiences of the treatment of family violence within the family law system with the committee.
  • Public hearings to gather evidence from stakeholders, including government agencies, non-government organisations, and experts in the policy area.
  • Written submissions addressing one or more of the terms of reference to be received by Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

Given the sensitive nature of the inquiry, participants are asked to ensure that the names and identifying details of parties involved in family law matters, particularly children, are not disclosed when providing input to the inquiry.

Please be aware that the Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice or assistance in relation to individual circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000. If you are experiencing distress or would like to speak with someone about your situation, the following support services are available:

  • 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732
  • Men's Referral Service: 1300 766 491
  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Inquiry secretariat contact:

Inquiry into a better family law system
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4230
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
fvlawreform@aph.gov.au

One in Three would encourage anyone with the time and resources to lodge a formal submission to this inquiry. If you are an individual who has been affected by family violence and has been through the family law system, PLEASE take 5 minutes to lodge a community statement or complete the short online questionnaire. Your voice needs to be heard in order to make the family law system fairer and safer for all.