Domestic violence study ‘flawed’ say men’s health advocates

Men’s Rights Agency is a signatory to this formal complaint and wishes to thank  Men’s Health Australia for their efforts in detailing a thorough and comprehensive list of problems associated with the online survey. A link is included to the letter of complaint below. A national coalition of men’s health advocates has made a […]

Male domestic violence victims need more support

Mark White, Sydney Morning Herald

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 […]

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

Greg Andresen, One in Three website   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 […]

Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence?

Antonia Hoyle, UK Daily Mail 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 […]


Robert Franklin Esq

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 […]

Girls commit dating violence as often as boys, studies show

Brian Alexander NBC News

Thanks to GF for bringing this article to our attention. 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 […]

Men get domestic support (NSW) – follow up While yesterday’s news from the NSW State Government is definitely reason for celebration, the proposed new NSW Domestic Violence Framework is largely the same old story when it comes to ignoring the plight of male victims of family violence and abuse. Here’s a lovely example of its philosophical underpinnings – how these can possibly […]

Domestic abuse: Our male-victimizing myths live on

Barbara Kay, National Post (Canada)  Twenty years ago Earl Silverman of Calgary, fleeing his home to escape violence from his abusive wife, had no refuge to take shelter in. There were plenty of shelters for women victims of domestic abuse, but for men the only publicly funded services were for anger management. The message was clear to Silverman: “As […]

Women: hitting your man is not cute; it’s abuse

Jennifer O'Mahony Daily Telegraph UK A new US survey indicates that young women are three times as likely to admit hitting their partner than men, but the normalisation of intimate violence is a disturbing trend with miserable implications for both genders, argues Jennifer O’Mahony The scene will be familiar to anyone who has sat through a Hollywood romcom-by-numbers. A […]

Another women who kills almost walks free

Sean Fewster and Hannah Silverman, Adelaide Advertiser

Sentencing of Catherine Therese Collyer sends poor message to other victims   Catherine Therese Collyer (left) leaves the Supreme Court with a friend. Pic: Chris Mangan Source: AdelaideNow WOMEN’S groups are outraged at the jailing of a woman who killed her abusive partner in self-defence, calling it “madness” and a step backward for victims. They […]