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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Friday
Nov202009

Woman charged over Rockingham stabbing

A Rockingham woman who allegedly stabbed her partner during a violent domestic dispute last night has been charged with assault using a weapon. It is alleged the woman, believed to be in her 30s, used a knife to stab her de-facto partner in the leg during an argument at a Rockingham Home at about 7pm. The man was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, but it is understood his injuries were not life threatening. The woman is due to appear in Rockingham Magistrate's Court today.

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Thursday
Nov192009

Woman fronts court after man set on fire

A court in north-east Victoria has been told a Wangaratta woman who allegedly set a man on fire had planned to kill him. Wangaratta woman Kerry Anne McNiven, 43, was charged with attempted murder after the man suffered extensive burns to his body on Wednesday night. The prosecution told the Wangaratta Magistrates Court the 50-year-old man was sitting on the ground by the Ovens River when McNiven poured petrol on him and then set him alight with a cigarette lighter. Two passers-by pulled the man into the river to extinguish the flames. He is in a critical condition.

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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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