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
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.

Thursday
Mar302017

Booking open NOW for screenings of the Red Pill in Sydney, Maroochydore and Adelaide. Perth and Melbourne to follow.

An impassioned plea from Bettina Arndt...

Ok, all you people who care about what is happening to men and boys in this country.

I’m spending many hours trying to organise screenings of The Red Pill – partly as a free speech issue and more importantly because I think the movie does an excellent job showing how rarely we properly address the problems in men’s lives. [It also covers the issue of male victims of family violence really well - ed.]

I URGENTLY NEED YOU TO HELP ME GET PEOPLE TO BUY TICKETS! IF NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE BOOK, THE SCREENINGS WON'T GO AHEAD.

We have two Sydney bookings now on the Fan-Force sites. Please tell everyone you know who lives in Sydney to book in.

WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL, 6:30 PM DENDY CINEMAS NEWTOWN

https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-dendy-newtown-nsw/

We have managed to get Palace cinemas to back down and agree to show the movie.

Please books tickets and get your friends to do likewise. PLEASE DO SO URGENTLY, AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!

We also have another screening booked in:

Wednesday the 10th of May at 6:30pm at Hoyts Cinemas Broadway, NSW. 

https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-hoyts-broadway-nsw/ 

This is a bigger cinema and we need to sell 74 more tickets by April 27 for this one to happen.

Note we also have screenings booked in for on Fan-Force for Maroochydore Qld and Adelaide SA – and really need booking to come in quickly for those.

See here… https://fan-force.com/screenings/theredpill-event-cinemas-maroochydore-qld/ 

And also here…. https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-wallis-cinemas-piccadilly-sa/ 

If you have friends who live in these areas please alert them to these screenings and get them to book in fast!

Note - people need to book in using a credit card but will only be charged if the screenings go ahead.

In the next few days we will have screenings planned for other places like Perth and Melbourne. I will put links to all new venues on my website.

(Note – do have a look of my new website, which finally has all my men’s issues material prominently displayed – courtesy of the wonderful Scott Korman. He’s a great bloke who knows all about websites, IT, videos, podcasts etc. He happened to contact me to make a comment about the Red Pill and ended up spending a whole week helping with the website and is now working with me to help pull together the Fan-Force screenings.)

I am about to embark on a media blitz getting everyone I can think of to try to help me get the word out in the traditional media but you have to help with social media because that is not my thing.

Cheers, Tina

Friday
Mar242017

Australian Army produces short film about domestic violence

Silence Breeds Violence.

“Silence is the Accomplice” is a short film produced by the #AustralianArmy that tells the stories of four of its members: four very brave serving soldiers and their experiences with family and domestic violence.

Their accounts are confronting, and deeply personal. The people in the film are not actors—they are people from our Army, our community. They are people we know and care about, and these are their very real experiences.

By showing this film, Army hopes to start a meaningful conversation on the topic of family and domestic violence. It is time to eradicate this behaviour from Army, and from the community as a whole.

Too often it happens behind closed doors and is never spoken about or reported. Too often victims are too ashamed or fearful to come forward.

This must change!

Join with #YourADF and #combatFDV.

Run time: Approx. 20 minutes

You can view the trailer at https://www.facebook.com/TheAustralianArmy/videos/10154819188931195/, or see the full movie on YouTube at http://goo.gl/QjCkQ5.