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.

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Thursday
Dec032009

Anti-violence campaign hails attitude shift on violence against males

Media release from the One in Three Campaign.

More than twice as many people now think women are just as likely to commit domestic violence as men. Over the past fourteen years, the number has risen from 9 to 22 percent of the population and a further 46 percent now accept women also commit acts of domestic violence, although this group still believes men commit the majority of abuse. The findings come from a survey of more than 10,000 Australians commissioned by the Federal Government and released last week by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to mark White Ribbon Day. The survey also found that 38 per cent of males and 46 per cent of females thought the level of fear experienced by domestic violence victims was the same for males and females. One in Three Campaign spokesperson Greg Andresen said he was very pleased to see that Australian community beliefs about violence were falling into line with the research statistics on the issue.

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Wednesday
Dec022009

Moshtix encourages domestic violence against men

Today's email newsletter from Moshtix (an electronic ticketing company) contained the following offensive and violence-supportive paragraph:

“We heart Tiger Woods' wife, yes we do. Not only is she one hot Norwegian birdie, she's also the only person who can beat her husband with a golf club. So if you're into clubbing as much as Mrs Woods is, check out Moshy's picks this week and find yourself a good party to crash.”

Wednesday
Dec022009

Report dispels link between domestic violence and murder

It is a myth that most domestic murderers are known to authorities, with 74 per cent of them having no contact with police for violent incidents in the year before they kill and 48 per cent no contact for five years prior. Even fewer victims - only 10 per cent - were involved in a recorded incident of domestic violence with their eventual killer in the year before their death, a Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research report says.

The bureau's director, Dr Don Weatherburn, said the findings made it difficult for authorities to prevent murders in the home, which are the most common killings in Australia. "The policy problem for government is whether to raise the protection standard for all victims of domestic violence or raise protection for a specific sub-group. I've got my doubts about the effectiveness of the latter approach."

The report also suggests that recent powers given to the NSW coroner to investigate all domestic violence-related deaths could be fruitless.

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Tuesday
Dec012009

Instances of abuse directed at men by women have rocketed by 172% (Scotland)

Four out of 10 cases of domestic violence in the Highlands and islands last year involved repeat victims, new police figures have revealed. In 2008-09, 1,159 incidents of domestic violence were reported to Northern Constabulary, with 41% of all victims admitting that they had been abused for at least the second time. Levels of domestic violence perpetrated by men against women have risen by 30% since 2000, while instances of abuse directed at men by women have rocketed by 172%.

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Tuesday
Dec012009

One in Three Campaign Launched: Will Support Come from the Churches?

International Men’s Day probably went unnoticed by most people — just like a social problem that has been overlooked, or ignored, or deliberately suppressed for far too long, by both secular and Christian segments of society.

19 November 2009 saw the quiet launch of the ‘One in Three Campaign’, which aims to help many silent victims: men who are the victims of domestic abuse.

The founders include Maggie Hamilton, author of What Men Don’t Talk About, Dr Elizabeth Celi, author of Regular Joe vs Mr Invincible, and Steve Biddulph, author of Manhood. Biddulph writes, “With family violence, we had to address ‘women and children first’; but in 2009, the troubling nub of violence is in families where both partners are violent, as well as those most hidden, where women hit men. Today nobody approves of or accepts wife bashing. Husband bashing needs this same condemnation and action.”

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