RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Sunday
May242009

1.5m men are victims of domestic violence (Kenya)

A report by a lobby group championing men's rights on Sunday said over 1.5 million in Kenya are victims of domestic violence daily. The Maendeleo ya Wanaume organisation said even though they are battered by their wives, men find it difficult to report this to authorities for fear of social ridicule. The findings show the campaign for the rights of the women has led to a reverse of the scenario and now men are at the centre of violence. The group carried out a survey in 40 selected districts in Kenya's provinces from August 2008 and has found out that between 1 and 1.5 million men are domestically abused by women daily.

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Tuesday
May052009

Fiancée stubbed cigs out on me, poured boiling water in my lap and held a steam iron on my arm.. I never hit back

Battered Ian McNicholl revealed today how he lied for his twisted fiancée - who subjected him to 12 months of shocking abuse. Burly Ian, 46, who is nearly 6ft and weighs 14stone, towered over 5ft Michelle Williamson. But that did not save him as she launched repeated savage attacks. As Williamson began a seven-year jail sentence, Ian opened his heart to The Sun. His story shows that, while women remain the main victims of domestic abuse, men can suffer as well. Ian's list of attacks include: SCALDED with a steam iron, BOILING WATER poured over his genitals, cigarettes thrust up his NOSE and stubbed on his CHEST, and a gin bottle SMASHED in his mouth - on top of numerous PUNCHES and BEATINGS.

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Tuesday
Apr282009

Social Stress Linked to Increased Dating Violence

New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that increased social stress in childhood and young adulthood has a direct link to increased dating violence. Conducted by Murray Straus, co-director of the UNH Family Research Laboratory and professor of sociology, the research is based on a 32-nation study and shows that Taiwan has the highest level of social stress. The preeminent researcher in his field, Straus presented the new research at the conference on “War, Terrorism, and Social Stress: Impacts on Crime and the Criminal Justice System” at the Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Monday, May 4, 2009. “The current economic stress in the United States and around the world is likely to result in more violence, including more physical abuse of children and more violence between partners,” Straus says.

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Sunday
Apr052009

Women's refuges told to help male domestic violence victims or lose their funding (UK)

Many charities have been told that they must extend their counselling and outreach services to men because of new equality laws which require local authorities to ensure that services do not discriminate on grounds of sex. Fiona Mactaggart, the former Home Office minister, said an “unintended consequence” of the law has meant some domestic violence services have lost grants or contracts for refusing to do so. When council contracts came up for tender, many branches are being told that they must provide services such as advice and counselling to men or lose their funding. The new Gender Equality Duty, created under The Equality Act 2006, requires that ’public bodies must promote and take action to bring about gender equality, which involves: looking at issues for men and women’.

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Sunday
Apr052009

Shame of the battered husband

Men are being stabbed, punched and scalded with hot food and water by abusive partners, the first study of its kind in WA confirmed. Researchers at Edith Cowan University say domestic violence goes both ways - though female-on-male assaults are rarely acknowledged. The extent of the problem is underestimated because many men are too ashamed to come forward says lead researcher Alfred Allan. “Shame is something we have come across quite regularly," Prof. Allan said. "Males won't easily admit abuse because it's seen to be not manly and they feel they wouldn't be believed.” The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates 33,200 WA men may have experienced violence at the hands of a partner.

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