NSW Police acknowledge male victims of intimate partner violence
Monday, January 19, 2015
One in Three Campaign

NSW Police today took the rare and long-overdue step of acknowledging male victims of intimate partner violence and their children with this post on their Facebook Page which is quickly going viral, with many supportive comments underneath it.

While 1 in 5 victims of intimate partner assaults attended by NSW Police are male, 1 in 3 victims of all domestic assaults attended by NSW Police are male. Let's not forget the male victims who are assaulted by other family members - sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, extended members of the family.

We have heard hundreds of stories of male victims and their children being treated poorly by NSW Police over the past 5 years, so lets hope this post isn't just a PR exercise and that there is genuine cultural change on the ground.

Article originally appeared on One in Three Campaign (http://www.oneinthree.com.au/).
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