RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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.

Please send any relevant news articles to us by clicking here and we will post them on this page.

Saturday
May162015

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.

Friday
May152015

One in Three to present at National Boy's Health Forum 2015, 28th May, Sydney

Greg Andresen, co-founder and Senior Researcher with the One in Three Campaign, Australia's sole national advocacy organisation for male victims of family violence, will be presenting at the National Boy's Health Forum 2015, to be held at NSW Parliament House on Thursday 28 May 2015.

Mr Andresen will outline how the current domestic violence prevention framework fails to acknowledge male victims and female perpetrators, and also fails to integrate young men into the solution to reducing rates of family violence.

Click here to find out more about the Forum.

Friday
May152015

'It is not funny': Jeremy Kyle berates audience for laughing at family violence | Sydney Morning Herald

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Host Jeremy Kyle, left, chastised the audience for laughing at a male victim of domestic violence on his talk show. Photo: Youtube

He has been accused of deliberately choosing poorly-educated guests to make the British ashamed of their national identity and preying on dysfunctional people under the guise of entertainment.

But this week, social media users applauded British tabloid talk show host Jeremy Kyle for berating his audience after they laughed at a male victim of domestic abuse who appeared as a guest.

During a segment titled "You're a violent cheat but I hope your baby's mine!", The Jeremy Kyle Show guest Geoff recounted how he ended up in hospital after jumping from a third-storey balcony to escape from his ex-girlfriend Danni.

When the audience erupted in laughter, Kyle accused them of having double standards.

"I don't want to upset anyone in the audience but if a woman was sat here and a bloke had locked her in a flat and she'd been forced to jump out and injure herself, you lot would not be laughing," he said.

"You would be saying he is a total nightmare, he should be locked up and this is disgraceful. Just because it happened to a bloke, it is not funny."

Social media users hailed Kyle's intervention, with one Twitter user writing: "Hate Jeremy Kyle, but the man's speaking the truth" and another tweeting: "I think Jeremy Kyle is a complete tool and his show is awful but I have to give credit where it's due."

The reaction of the Jeremy Kyle Show audience was not surprising, said Greg Andresen, senior researcher and founder of the One in Three campaign  to support for male victims of family violence.

"As a society we still have trouble coming to terms with the fact that a man – who is supposed to be strong and tough … and all these things we cherish about masculinity – is able to be abused and assaulted by a woman, who is supposed to be smaller and weaker," he said.

Public health messages that portray domestic violence as "something men do to women", combined with a lack of services for male victims of family violence, compounded their sense of isolation, Andreson said.

Shame and embarrassment meant men were much less likely to report abuse to police. "And when they do they're told to go home, man up and grow some balls," he said.

One in 19 men and one in six women have experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Thursday
May142015

Male domestic violence isn't funny : Host slams audience - Yahoo7

Daytime television host Jeremy Kyle has been praised for calling out his own audience for laughing at a male victim of domestic violence.

The British broadcaster was interviewing a young father-of-two who described the abuse he had suffered at the hands of his female partner.

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Domestic violence victim Geoff appears on The Jeremy Kyle Show. Photo: ITV

"She locked me in the flat. Obviously me being angry I didn't know that the door was locked, I've gone over, I've grabbed the door handle, pulled it and it's come straight off in my hands," Geoff said.

"So I was stuck on a three-storey flat, and I've had to jump off a three-storey balcony."

The predominately female audience then erupted in laughter, as Geoff tried to speak up about his horrific injuries, and how he ended up in hospital because his partner would not let him out of the house.

"I cut all my arm and back open," Geoff is heard saying underneath the crowd's laughter, until Jeremy Kyle shakes his head and then interjects.

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Monday
May112015

Gregory Riddett - Royal Commission into Family Violence (YouTube video)

A great message from Gregory Riddett, encouraging victims of family violence to send in submissions to the Victorian Royal Commission at http://www.rcfv.com.au.

Click here to view the video.