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
Jun082017

Mothers who sexually abuse their sons | Radio National | Ginger Gorman

NOTE: This story contains content that people may find distressing

Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established by the Government in 2013, Australia has had a long, hard and often traumatic public conversation about child abuse.

Despite the painful stories of lives wrecked by systematic child abuse, and the failure of those adults in positions power to stop it, many advocates are grateful the issues are at least on the table.

As a community, it's made us pay far greater attention to sexual abuse that occurs not only in institutions, but in private homes too.

But there's one kind of child abuse that is barely acknowledged. It's the story of mothers who sexually abuse their sons.

If you need support, call Mensline 24/7 on 1300 78 99 78 or visit www.mensline.org.au.

You can also call Lifeline on 131114 or chat online at www.lifeline.org.au.

For a detailed listing of support services for victims child sex abuse, see The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's website.

You can listen to the program at the Life Matters website at www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/women-who-abuse/8589608.

 

Thursday
Jun012017

Dark Secrets: Australia's Hidden Shame - Prime 7 TV program with Ray Martin

Acclaimed Australian journalist and presenter Ray Martin, returns to present a second major public affairs special for the network.

PRIME7 News presents an unflinching one hour special on domestic violence to bring light to the most common violent crime taking place across regional Australia.

DARK SECRETS: AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN SHAME brings attention to the courageous and often confronting experiences of those facing domestic violence, and the inspirational campaigners, community leaders, police officers and victims who are not going to sit back and let these crimes continue.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, call please 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au

Most of the program falls into the long-discredited 'gendered violence' narrative, using "women" instead of "victims" and "men" instead of "perpetrators". It also gets its facts completely wrong about the gendered breakdown of family violence in Australia (claiming 90% of victims are female, when all the data show a third of victims are male).

However, it does include a small segment on male victims of domestic violence, interviewing two male victims and discussing some of the issues faced by male victims. This is quite groundbreaking - just a few years ago there is no way a program like this would have even acknowledged that male victims exist.

You can view the whole program at https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/a1/news/dark-secrets, or just the excerpt on male victims at https://youtu.be/--IoDHtUitQ.

Wednesday
May102017

1IN3 submission to federal 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 One in Three Campaign lodged a short submission to the inquiry producing research evidence that the family violence experiences of men and women in contact with the family law system are quite similar.

Thursday
Apr202017

Women's use of intimate partner violence - participants needed for research

Women's use of violence in intimate relationships is a very controversial issue. The voices of women have often been missing in this debate.

Bridget Mottram, Principle Researcher from University of Western Sydney would like to interview women (18+) who have engaged in any kind of intimate partner violence.

The aim of Bridget’s project is to document women’s lived experiences and gain a deeper understanding of the circumstances in which women use violence in their relationships.

The interview will take between one and three hours in a place of your choosing or via Skype if you prefer. You will be asked about your life with a particular focus on your relationships and experiences of intimate partner violence.

Interviews will be completely confidential and you can withdraw your consent at any time.

The interview is designed to be safe and comfortable, and you are free to talk about what you want. You are not required to talk about anything you don’t want to.

Please email Bridget if you would like more information about the study or if you would like to participate.

CONTACT DETAILS

Bridget Mottram
Principle Researcher
Email: b.mottram@uws.edu.au

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)