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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Tuesday
Dec132016

Award-winning journalist looking to interview male victims of female-perpetrated sexual assault for story

We have been contacted by Ginger Gorman, an award-winning social justice journalist writing for news.com.au.

Ginger wrote to us to ask if we knew of anyone who might be interested in being interviewed by her for a story she's currently working on about women as perpetrators of sexual assault against men.

Are you in this group of men? Would you be willing to share your experience with Ginger? If yes, she would love to hear from you and possibly interview you for her story.

You can contact her at: gingergormanwrites@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Thursday
Dec082016

New research into Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia finds that one in three victims are male

New research by the Violence Prevention Group at the School of Psychology, Deakin University, investigating Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia, surveyed a representative sample of 5,118 Australians and found that males accounted for between 11% and 37% of victims in incidents attended by police, 24% of intimate partner violence victims and 34% of family violence victims in the panel survey. It also found that "there were no significant differences in the proportion of male and female respondents classified as engaging in no, low, and high Coercive Controlling Behaviours (ps > 0.05)."

You can read the full report here.

Thursday
Nov242016

Radio interview with Bettina Arndt and male victim of domestic violence on ABC Central Coast

This is a great interview with Bettina Arndt and a male domestic violence victim with ABC’s Scott Levi, from the Central Coast, NSW.

https://clyp.it/4tbv5mwn

You can leave comments on the ABC Central Coast Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/abccentralcoast/posts/1501845733164264.

The gentleman is very articulate and his story is really interesting because his ex-wife was violent but he is now in a relationship with a woman who also escaped a violent partnership. He’s very intelligent and has some real insights into the whole issue.

Friday
Nov182016

The fox now guards the hen house | Bettina Arndt | The Spectator

What a welcome surprise. In June this year the NSW government announced a pilot programme for male victims of domestic violence. Finally politicians were acknowledging that women aren’t the only victims of family violence. A third of victims are male, said Pru Goward as she promised $13 million over four years for the pilot.

That’s chickenfeed compared to the hundreds of millions that Malcolm Turnbull boasts are being spent on domestic violence across the country, all promoting an ideologically-driven agenda which pretends the problem is all about men and ignores 40 years of international research showing most family violence is two-way, involving women as well as men.

What a blow to discover last week that the government has awarded the contract for this vital new service to Men’s Referral Service, an organisation driven by feminist ideology and long known for shunning male victims. In the past MRS was on the record for refusing to acknowledge the existence of male victims. More recently the organisation’s position shifted to arguing male victims don’t experience abuse in the same way as women and hence don’t deserve support.

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Tuesday
Nov082016

Appointment of feminist group to aid male family violence victims "a curious choice"

Media release - for immediate release - Tuesday November 8th 2016

Campaigners working to raise the profile of male victims of family violence have described the New South Wales government's appointment of a feminist organisation to assist male victims "a curious choice."

Yesterday, the Men's Referral Service was appointed by the NSW government to run a pilot service to connect male victims of family violence with specialist, local support worth $13M over 4 years. Mr Greg Andresen, a spokesman for the One in Three Campaign, which advocates for male family violence victims, said the appointment raised a lot of questions which needed answers.

"Males make up roughly one third of victims of family violence, and they need services that are going to understand their unique needs and give them appropriate assistance. Appointing a feminist organisation as the frontline provider without an open tender process, is a curious choice that needs explanation," Mr Andresen said.

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