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
Nov192009

New campaign to help abused men launched on International Menʼs Day

Media release from the One in Three Campaign.

Did you know that...

  • up to one in three victims of sexual assault is male?
  • At least one in three victims of family violence is male?
  • 435,000 Australian men have experienced violence from a current or previous partner (ABS)?

“Each night when she came from work I would be tense and nervous. I didn't know in what way she was going to abuse me.” This is Matthew’s story: the tale of a man who was regularly abused by his female partner in his own home. Unfortunately such stories are commonplace.

Male victims of family violence often face barriers to disclosing their abuse. They can suffer shame, embarrassment and the social stigma of not being able to protect themselves. They are likely to be told that there must be something they did to provoke their partner’s violence.

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Thursday
Nov192009

ASI set on fire by wife on Int'l Men's Day

A quarrel over a petty issue took an ugly turn when an enraged wife set her husband, a police officer, on fire here, police said on Thursday. The victim, 52-year-old assistant sub-inspector Balwant Pawar, sustained 85 per cent burns and is admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad. Ironically, the incident took place on International Men's Day. According to police, Pawar had a tiff with his wife over some petty issue on Wednesday night when he returned home. Irked over this, she poured kerosene over him and set him on fire, they said. Pawar was working with the MIDC Cidco police station. The Begampura police have registered a case and are investigating further.

Wednesday
Nov182009

Harassed hubbies seek ‘support’ (India)

Hyderabad: Instead of racking his brains over a new recipe, chef Sanjay Thumma stood in the middle of a press conference, holding a placard that read: “Mard ko bhi dard hota hai”. Thumma was among the motley crowd of men who had gathered in the room, taking half day off from work, to share with each other their sob stories of ill-treatment, not at the hands of their bosses, but their wives.

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Monday
Nov162009

Safe house for abused men opening (NZ)

One of New Zealand's first safe houses for men affected by domestic abuse is about to open in Gisborne. Women's Refuge signed tenancy agreement papers for the men's respite centre - expected to be operating before Christmas - last week, the Gisborne Herald reported. The community housing home will offer temporary accommodation for men who needed to stay away from their partner or children while the family addressed violence in their home. Gisborne refuge branch manager Vi Pirini said the centre would make the healing period for families “less traumatic for all parties”. Up to four men at a time would be able to stay at the centre for a temporary period. Further support would be available through a close link with a recently developed men's resource centre. Ms Pirini said men would be hired to run the centre, based at a residential address, under an Oranga Tane, Oranga Whanau arm of the refuge.

Monday
Nov162009

Kazini death a lesson on domestic violence (Uganda)

It is unfortunate that Uganda has lost Maj Gen James Kazini, an illustrious fierceless commander, whose different military mission brought pride to many Ugandans. What is more painful is his alleged cause of death: domestic violence. It would be appropriate if Kazini had died on the war front. However, surviving all the risks of combat and going down as a result of gender-based violence is absurd. Nonetheless, Kazini’s death should not just pass on as a simple domestic issue. Rather it brings to light the problem of gender-based violence which is on the increase in the country today. It also illustrates the fact that gender-based violence cuts across race, wealth and rank.

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