Male domestic violence victims need more support

When_men_become_victims_of_abuse  (pdf version) Domestic violence is more common over the Christmas break, fuelled by alcohol consumption, family tension and financial issues. A small but significant number of the victims are men.   Illustration: Jamie Smetkowski Jamie*, a minister of religion in his 60s, spent his 36-year marriage “walking on egg shells”. He’d had a very […]

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Latest ABS Survey – 1 in 3 victims of domestic violence is male

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/news/2013/12/11/latest-abs-personal-safety-survey-shows-one-in-three-victims.html   One in three victims of domestic violence in Australia is male, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS Personal Safety Survey 2012 collected information from men and women aged 18 years and over about their experience of violence since the age of 15. “The […]

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Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2518434/Why-MEN-victims-domestic-violence-Its-Britains-remaining-taboos-abuse-men-home-rise.html Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence? It’s one of Britain’s last remaining taboos, but abuse against men in the home is on the rise More married men suffer abuse from their spouse than married womenThese days, women move more in men’s worldsThey earn and compete with as much aggression as […]

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Dr Warren Farrell – Brisbane Convention Centre Friday 25 October 2013 7pm – 8.30pm

The world-wide boys’ crisis – why it is happening. . . and what can be done about it!Your invitation to a special evening with academic and top-selling authorDr WARREN FARRELL, USA  A rare opportunity to hear one of the  world ’s leading experts on what is happening globally with our young men –  and a look […]

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PARTNER ABUSE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE PROJECT

Quote:  “This comprehensive review… documents the need for gender-inclusive responsiveness to this wide-ranging public health problem. In particular, there are currently few services for male victims and the high rates of violence experienced by women and men suggests a need for treatment and intervention strategies for victims of both sexes.  In other words, the roughly […]

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A Binding Child Support Agreement Can Be Set Aside

Sydney, NSW — (SBWIRE) — 10/21/2013 – A binding child support agreement can be set aside based on exceptional circumstances. An exceptional circumstance is when the agreement will cause hardship of a serious nature and inequity to the applicant. The father failed to prove the exceptional circumstance in his case. Jessup and Jessup [2010] FMCAfam 124 […]

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Girls commit dating violence as often as boys, studies show

Thanks to GF for bringing this article to our attention. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/girls-commit-dating-violence-often-boys-studies-show-6C10809607 July 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM ET Girls are the perpetrators of some form of dating violence nearly as often as boys, surprising new studies show. More girls – 43 percent – than boys – 28 percent – reported committing an act of physical […]

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MASSACHUSETTS FATHER AWARDED $40.25 MILLION JUDGMENT AGAINST FORMER WIFE

Stefan L. Jouret, Esq., Member, Executive Committee National Parents Organization of Massachusetts In August of 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts awarded Massachusetts father Colin Bower $40,250,000 on his claims against his former wife, Mirvat El-Nady. Ms. El-Nady fled to Cairo, Egypt, in August of 2009, taking their children with her […]

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FOUR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS… ONE UGLY MOTHER

  1 DAY AGO623 COMMENTS The sordid saga of the four Italian girls simmers and still no-one is winning this awful tug of war. Okay, my involvement with the father, Tomasso Vincenti, was an emotional one as I witnessed his willingness to suffer to see his children. Channel 9’s 60 minutes last night attempted to […]

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Fewer sparks in shared-care relationships

http://www.smh.com.au/national/fewer-sparks-in-sharedcare-relationships-20130916-2tv52.html Shared care of children has nearly doubled in the past decade. Photo: Virginia Star Separated parents who share the care of their children appear to be managing it far more amicably, with a marked decline in conflict between former partners and more people reporting friendly or co-operative relationships. Research by academics at the Australian […]

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