RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Monday
Jun222009

More bashings by wives

Women are becoming more violent towards their partners. Shocking figures have revealed that the number of women who have been charged with domestic violence-related assault has soared by 159 per cent over the past eight years. The figures, from the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics, show 2336 women faced court on charges of domestic violence in 2007, mainly for bashing their husbands, compared with just 818 in 1999. Men's groups said yesterday they were happy that police were finally taking men seriously but it remained tough for husbands to admit they had been attacked by their wives. Research shows women tend to use guns, knives, boiling liquids and irons to attack their partners.

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Sunday
May242009

1.5m men are victims of domestic violence (Kenya)

A report by a lobby group championing men's rights on Sunday said over 1.5 million in Kenya are victims of domestic violence daily. The Maendeleo ya Wanaume organisation said even though they are battered by their wives, men find it difficult to report this to authorities for fear of social ridicule. The findings show the campaign for the rights of the women has led to a reverse of the scenario and now men are at the centre of violence. The group carried out a survey in 40 selected districts in Kenya's provinces from August 2008 and has found out that between 1 and 1.5 million men are domestically abused by women daily.

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Tuesday
May052009

Fiancée stubbed cigs out on me, poured boiling water in my lap and held a steam iron on my arm.. I never hit back

Battered Ian McNicholl revealed today how he lied for his twisted fiancée - who subjected him to 12 months of shocking abuse. Burly Ian, 46, who is nearly 6ft and weighs 14stone, towered over 5ft Michelle Williamson. But that did not save him as she launched repeated savage attacks. As Williamson began a seven-year jail sentence, Ian opened his heart to The Sun. His story shows that, while women remain the main victims of domestic abuse, men can suffer as well. Ian's list of attacks include: SCALDED with a steam iron, BOILING WATER poured over his genitals, cigarettes thrust up his NOSE and stubbed on his CHEST, and a gin bottle SMASHED in his mouth - on top of numerous PUNCHES and BEATINGS.

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Tuesday
Apr282009

Social Stress Linked to Increased Dating Violence

New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that increased social stress in childhood and young adulthood has a direct link to increased dating violence. Conducted by Murray Straus, co-director of the UNH Family Research Laboratory and professor of sociology, the research is based on a 32-nation study and shows that Taiwan has the highest level of social stress. The preeminent researcher in his field, Straus presented the new research at the conference on “War, Terrorism, and Social Stress: Impacts on Crime and the Criminal Justice System” at the Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Monday, May 4, 2009. “The current economic stress in the United States and around the world is likely to result in more violence, including more physical abuse of children and more violence between partners,” Straus says.

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Sunday
Apr052009

Women's refuges told to help male domestic violence victims or lose their funding (UK)

Many charities have been told that they must extend their counselling and outreach services to men because of new equality laws which require local authorities to ensure that services do not discriminate on grounds of sex. Fiona Mactaggart, the former Home Office minister, said an “unintended consequence” of the law has meant some domestic violence services have lost grants or contracts for refusing to do so. When council contracts came up for tender, many branches are being told that they must provide services such as advice and counselling to men or lose their funding. The new Gender Equality Duty, created under The Equality Act 2006, requires that ’public bodies must promote and take action to bring about gender equality, which involves: looking at issues for men and women’.

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