720 ABC Perth - Gillian Oshaughnessy - When women hurt men
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
One in Three Campaign

If we think of a couple whose relationship has become so destructive, one lives in fear of the other, what gender do you imagone to be the victim? And who do you imagine to be the perpertrator?

While women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence, there are also men who are victims of abuse by their partners.

They often feel ashamed and isolated, and unlikely to be believed or supported.

Family violence of any kind is so tragically destructive for everyone involved, especially for children. So it's important we talk about all of it.

Relationships Australia has programs to help both men and women.

Today we spoke to the author of the report, Intimate Partner Abuse of Men, Professor Alfred Allan, and psychologist and author Dr Elizabeth Celi.

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