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Wednesday
Mar242010

Self-help for men's abuse in demand (NZ)

A group of Gisborne fathers is determined to stop family violence.

The ideas and work of Tairawhiti Men Against Violence - formed in the aftermath of domestic violence incidents in 2006 - are in demand, with communities all over the country looking to follow suit.

Domestic violence and deaths plagued communities, with many men unable to get help without feeling threatened, group founding member Tim Marshall said.

The 2010 Family Violence Death Report highlighted the depth of the problem - 12 men, 16 children and 13 women so badly abused by their own family members that they died.

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