One in Three no longer presenting at Strathfield Council Domestic & Family Violence Forum, 13th May
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
One in Three Campaign


Four weeks after being invited to participate; a fortnight after the official flyer was circulated; and just four days after the program was confirmed, One in Three received an apologetic email yesterday from Strathfield Council.

The email withdrew the Council's invitation for One in Three to present at the Domestic & Family Violence Forum on 13th May. The reason given was that the Stop Domestic Violence Action Group is trying to develop links with welfare organisations to connect victims of domestic violence directly with crisis emergency services. Hence it isn't the right audience for our presentation about male victims of family violence.

The current program for the event includes Our Watch and Bankstown Primary School, neither of which are welfare organisations nor emergency services.

We are disappointed that once again a Domestic Violence event will have no advocacy for the one in three victims of family violence who are male.

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