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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Thursday
Nov192009

Male victims of family violence discussion on 1233 ABC Newcastle 

Greg Millan from Men's Health Services talks about the One in Three Campaign and male victims of family violence with Carol Duncan from 1233 ABC Newcastle on International Men's Day 2009.

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Thursday
Nov192009

Male victims of domestic violence seek recognition

The World Today with Eleanor Hall is an hour of current affairs background and debate from Australia and the world every Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. The following story was broadcast on 19th November.

“Men as well as women are often victims of domestic violence. But now an attempt by men's health advocates to highlight the problem of male victims has sparked a dispute with female campaigners. A group of men's health experts is calling for domestic violence against men to be taken more seriously and for more services to be provided to help men who are assaulted. But a group attempting to reduce violence against women says the message about men is misleading and distracting.”

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Thursday
Nov192009

New campaign to help abused men launched on International Menʼs Day

Media release from the One in Three Campaign.

Did you know that...

  • up to one in three victims of sexual assault is male?
  • At least one in three victims of family violence is male?
  • 435,000 Australian men have experienced violence from a current or previous partner (ABS)?

“Each night when she came from work I would be tense and nervous. I didn't know in what way she was going to abuse me.” This is Matthew’s story: the tale of a man who was regularly abused by his female partner in his own home. Unfortunately such stories are commonplace.

Male victims of family violence often face barriers to disclosing their abuse. They can suffer shame, embarrassment and the social stigma of not being able to protect themselves. They are likely to be told that there must be something they did to provoke their partner’s violence.

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Thursday
Nov192009

ASI set on fire by wife on Int'l Men's Day

A quarrel over a petty issue took an ugly turn when an enraged wife set her husband, a police officer, on fire here, police said on Thursday. The victim, 52-year-old assistant sub-inspector Balwant Pawar, sustained 85 per cent burns and is admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad. Ironically, the incident took place on International Men's Day. According to police, Pawar had a tiff with his wife over some petty issue on Wednesday night when he returned home. Irked over this, she poured kerosene over him and set him on fire, they said. Pawar was working with the MIDC Cidco police station. The Begampura police have registered a case and are investigating further.

Wednesday
Nov182009

Harassed hubbies seek ‘support’ (India)

Hyderabad: Instead of racking his brains over a new recipe, chef Sanjay Thumma stood in the middle of a press conference, holding a placard that read: “Mard ko bhi dard hota hai”. Thumma was among the motley crowd of men who had gathered in the room, taking half day off from work, to share with each other their sob stories of ill-treatment, not at the hands of their bosses, but their wives.

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