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.

Thursday
Apr132017

Men’s Experiences of Criminal Justice following Female Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence - help needed for research

Are you:

 

  • A male
  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Able to freely give consent to an interview which details your experiences of the legal system following intimate partner violence.  

 

Purpose:  Increase understanding of the issues faced by male survivors of female perpetrated intimate partner violence, by exploring the experience of those who seek support from the criminal justice system.  

Your story will provide insight into the experiences of male survivors of domestic violence and may help determine the direction of future research.  We hope that the research will lead to greater awareness and improvements in services which better meet the needs of men.

If you decide to participate and then change your mind, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

For further information please contact:

Brianna Hille – brianna.hille@postgrad.curtin.edu.au Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study number 2017-0105)

Sunday
Apr092017

Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence


On 16 March 2017, a Committee of the Australian Parliament adopted an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family law system can better support and protect people affected by family violence. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis Q.C. The Committee aims to make recommendations that will improve the system for all participants.

Terms of reference for the inquiry and the principles underpinning the conduct of the inquiry are available on this website.

The Committee wants to ensure that its findings are informed by those with personal experience at the intersection of family violence and the family law system. However, the Committee is aware that for individuals affected by family violence, revisiting this experience can cause distress.

As such, during the inquiry, the Committee will use several ways to gather evidence from individuals and organisations:

  • Community statements for individuals who wish to discuss their experiences of the treatment of family violence within the family law system with the committee.
  • Public hearings to gather evidence from stakeholders, including government agencies, non-government organisations, and experts in the policy area.
  • Written submissions addressing one or more of the terms of reference to be received by Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

Given the sensitive nature of the inquiry, participants are asked to ensure that the names and identifying details of parties involved in family law matters, particularly children, are not disclosed when providing input to the inquiry.

Please be aware that the Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice or assistance in relation to individual circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000. If you are experiencing distress or would like to speak with someone about your situation, the following support services are available:

  • 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732
  • Men's Referral Service: 1300 766 491
  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Inquiry secretariat contact:

Inquiry into a better family law system
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4230
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
fvlawreform@aph.gov.au

One in Three would encourage anyone with the time and resources to lodge a formal submission to this inquiry. If you are an individual who has been affected by family violence and has been through the family law system, PLEASE take 5 minutes to lodge a community statement or complete the short online questionnaire. Your voice needs to be heard in order to make the family law system fairer and safer for all.

Thursday
Mar302017

Booking open NOW for screenings of the Red Pill in Sydney, Maroochydore and Adelaide. Perth and Melbourne to follow.

An impassioned plea from Bettina Arndt...

Ok, all you people who care about what is happening to men and boys in this country.

I’m spending many hours trying to organise screenings of The Red Pill – partly as a free speech issue and more importantly because I think the movie does an excellent job showing how rarely we properly address the problems in men’s lives. [It also covers the issue of male victims of family violence really well - ed.]

I URGENTLY NEED YOU TO HELP ME GET PEOPLE TO BUY TICKETS! IF NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE BOOK, THE SCREENINGS WON'T GO AHEAD.

We have two Sydney bookings now on the Fan-Force sites. Please tell everyone you know who lives in Sydney to book in.

WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL, 6:30 PM DENDY CINEMAS NEWTOWN

https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-dendy-newtown-nsw/

We have managed to get Palace cinemas to back down and agree to show the movie.

Please books tickets and get your friends to do likewise. PLEASE DO SO URGENTLY, AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!

We also have another screening booked in:

Wednesday the 10th of May at 6:30pm at Hoyts Cinemas Broadway, NSW. 

https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-hoyts-broadway-nsw/ 

This is a bigger cinema and we need to sell 74 more tickets by April 27 for this one to happen.

Note we also have screenings booked in for on Fan-Force for Maroochydore Qld and Adelaide SA – and really need booking to come in quickly for those.

See here… https://fan-force.com/screenings/theredpill-event-cinemas-maroochydore-qld/ 

And also here…. https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-wallis-cinemas-piccadilly-sa/ 

If you have friends who live in these areas please alert them to these screenings and get them to book in fast!

Note - people need to book in using a credit card but will only be charged if the screenings go ahead.

In the next few days we will have screenings planned for other places like Perth and Melbourne. I will put links to all new venues on my website.

(Note – do have a look of my new website, which finally has all my men’s issues material prominently displayed – courtesy of the wonderful Scott Korman. He’s a great bloke who knows all about websites, IT, videos, podcasts etc. He happened to contact me to make a comment about the Red Pill and ended up spending a whole week helping with the website and is now working with me to help pull together the Fan-Force screenings.)

I am about to embark on a media blitz getting everyone I can think of to try to help me get the word out in the traditional media but you have to help with social media because that is not my thing.

Cheers, Tina

Friday
Mar242017

Australian Army produces short film about domestic violence

Silence Breeds Violence.

“Silence is the Accomplice” is a short film produced by the #AustralianArmy that tells the stories of four of its members: four very brave serving soldiers and their experiences with family and domestic violence.

Their accounts are confronting, and deeply personal. The people in the film are not actors—they are people from our Army, our community. They are people we know and care about, and these are their very real experiences.

By showing this film, Army hopes to start a meaningful conversation on the topic of family and domestic violence. It is time to eradicate this behaviour from Army, and from the community as a whole.

Too often it happens behind closed doors and is never spoken about or reported. Too often victims are too ashamed or fearful to come forward.

This must change!

Join with #YourADF and #combatFDV.

Run time: Approx. 20 minutes

You can view the trailer at https://www.facebook.com/TheAustralianArmy/videos/10154819188931195/, or see the full movie on YouTube at http://goo.gl/QjCkQ5.

Friday
Mar242017

Bettina Arndt needs your help to host screenings of The Red Pill

The Red Pill is a documentary made by a well-known American filmmaker, Cassie Jaye, exposing many of the men’s issues Bettina is passionate about: domestic violence and AVOs, bias in family law, boy’s education, male suicide prevention.

When this important movie was released last year Australia became the only country to try to ban it, with screenings cancelled after protests from feminist extremists who hadn’t seen it yet claimed it promoted violence and misogyny. The only violence seen in the movie is the feminist demonstrators howling down people trying to speak about men’s lives.

Bettina is delighted to announce Australian audiences will finally be allowed to decide for themselves what the fuss is all about. She’s arranged for the movie to be available from Fan-Force which allows people anywhere in Australia to organise their own screenings of the movie.

You might rightly be reluctant to host the movie if you haven’t seen it. There is now an online site where you can rent it in Australia – Vimeo. See this link https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theredpill/199680272. Rent $6.68. You will discover the feminist activists are spreading misinformation about this excellent movie – there’s absolutely nothing offensive or misogynist in it. We are told this online access won’t affect the numbers likely to want to see the movie in a cinema.

Bettina is urgently looking for more people to host screenings in their local areas. All you need to do is choose a date and local movie theatre and then help promote the event to your friends and networks. You can host the screening under Bettina’s name if you prefer anonymity. No cost, no risk, just a little of your time. Find out more about Fan-Force and The Red Pill here: https://fan-force.com/films/theredpill/

You don’t need to appear in public at the event. You don’t need to introduce the movie. We are not encouraging people to hold audience participation Q&As after the event. We’ve had some experience of this in Sydney and the risk is silly people (women and men) can say crazy things which undermine the whole impact of the movie. It is very hard to control discussion of these difficult issues and we feel it is better to let Cassie’s movie speak for itself.

We are however putting together a leaflet which outlines how the issues raised in the movie relate to Australia – and gives people links to relevant material and organisations here, plus information about how they can become actively involved in men’s issues. Bettina is working on that and will let you know when that is available. You could just hand that out when you check people in – you will need someone to greet people at the door and sign them in.

Events are already planned for Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra but we need many more. We need to show that the gates are open – there’s nothing the feminists can do to stop this happening.

Bettina is most disappointed in the response she is receiving so far, having had so many people complain to her about the fact feminists managed to cancel some of the initial viewings. She is shocked that she is receiving more response from women than from men! She suggests it is time men stepped up and stopped simply complaining about men’s issues in Australia and actually do something. Hosting this movie is a very good way to make that point.

Please contact Bettina and let her know if you are considering hosting a screening. She’s happy to help with publicity and perhaps may be able to appear in person at the event. Email her at - bettina@bettinaarndt.com.au.