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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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