This page contains a selection of recent news articles and commentary about male victims of violence and abuse plus related issues. These articles are presented as a community service, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the One in Three Campaign.

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Tertangala publishes response from the One in Three Campaign

The Tertangala (the student magazine of the University of Wollongong) has published a response by the One in Three Campaign to its article "The One In Three Campaign is Bollocks, and Here is Why".

The editors agree that the article was too one-sided and were keen to share the other side of the story. Credit is due to the magazine and its editorial team for this fair and reasonable decision. You might like leave a comment under the article thanking them.


1IN3's response to Tertangala op-ed "The One In Three Campaign is Bollocks, and Here is Why"

The One in Three Campaign - a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates - would like to respond to just a few of the false and misleading claims made in Nicole Archer's op-ed "The One In Three Campaign is Bollocks, and Here is Why" (May 20th).

The author claims that 1IN3 is essentially a "campaign against efforts to address men’s violence against women" and that we "constantly undermine campaigns that address men’s violence against women." There is absolutely no evidence to support such a claim. Please read our website and do a thorough Google search. If you have such evidence, please cite it. Please read the Misinformation page of our website in its entirety. It clearly states "The One in Three Campaign is fully supportive of all genuine programs designed to protect women and children from violence. We are simply seeking similar protection for men and boys and asking that the vast majority who are not violent are no longer tarred with the brush of violent males."

The author claims we cite the Australian Bureau of Statistic’s 2006 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) and "family conflict" studies as our main sources. This is also quite untrue. We cite the 2012 Personal Safety Survey along with 20 other reputable studies that include other community surveys, crime, police, homicide, hospital, and protection order statistics, all demonstrating that one in three victims of family violence is male. For example, the NSW Auditor General found that 34% (more than one in three) domestic and family violence incidents recorded by Police in 2010 involved male victims and 30% (almost one in three) involved female perpetrators.

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National Boy's Health Forum changes its focus

Due to a change in focus from family violence to excessive alcohol consumption, One in Three will no longer be presenting at the National Boy's Health Forum on 25th May.

We send our best wishes to the organisers for a very successful event and look forward to working with the Top Blokes Foundation in the future.


Male victims forgotten | Northern Rivers Echo

Local DV support 'non-existent'

As awareness surrounding domestic violence towards women ramps up across Australia, a minority remains largely unnoticed by the media, governments and the public.

It's often forgotten that at least one-third of all domestic violence victims are male, with females comprising roughly one third of perpetrators, according to research by the One in Three Campaign.

Like most of Australia the Northern Rivers has no dedicated support services for male victims, One in Three researcher Greg Andresen said.

"In terms of services on the ground, I'm not aware of any specifically dealing with male victims or survivors," he said.

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One in Three to present at Men & Family Law Conference, 25th June, Colac VIC

One in Three will be presenting at the upcoming Men & Family Law Conference on 25th June in Colac, Victoria.

The conference will cover such topics as:

  • Men, Family Violence and Parenting; 
  • Engaging Fathers;
  • Men’s Behaviour Change Programs;
  • Prevention Strategies; 
  • Research Findings into Family Violence (both male and female violence), etc.

One in Three will speak about the experiences of male victims of family violence and their children (barriers to disclosing and finding support, different forms of abuse, impacts upon victims and their children). They will also review the scant support currently available in Australia for male victims and their children.

You can download a conference flyer from here.