UK: CPS makes commitment to male victims of sexual and domestic abuse

  06/09/2017 The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse. Many male victims of these crimes never come forward to report them to the police. This can be for a variety of […]

UK: CPS to issue first-ever guidance for prosecutors on handling male victims of sexual and domestic abuse

Olivia Rudgard, Social Affairs Correspondent 6 September 2017 • 5:09pm Guidance for dealing with male victims of abuse will be sent to prosecutors for the first time as the CPS says they need specific protection in the same way as LGBT and black and ethnic minority people. Previously there had been no specialised guidance for […]

SBS Insight looking for women who are violent

SBS INSIGHT https://www.facebook.com/InsightSBS/posts/10155657495850902 · 19 hrs · Are you a woman who has had violent tendencies? Have you now overcome those issues? To share your experiences please contact roje.augustin@sbs.com.au. Women Who Hit Men More common and serious than you think. marieclaire.com Perhaps the Insight program would benefit by asking for men to talk about the […]

Women Who Hit Men

Chris Norris on a relationship trend that’s more common — and serious — than you think. Briana Morrison By Chris Norris Jan 6, 2008 I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I GOT punched by a girlfriend. It was during a fight on a New York City street corner, over a subject I’ve long since forgotten. But […]

Today – Criticising housework and withdrawing affection classed as “family violence”

TODAY – Criticising housework and withdrawing affection have been.. · 19 August 2016 · Criticising housework and withdrawing affection have been defined as ‘domestic violence’ in a new guide for courts. Judges and magistrates are being urged to look past just physical violence when it comes to defining ‘abuse’. What do you think of this […]

The Family Law and Child Support systems need to be reformed

An article on Stan Korosi’s website at http://dialogueingrowth.com.au/parental-alienation-false-allegations/ has reminded us that some Australian politicians do actually care about the disastrous social  policies, family law legislation, child support inequities and the draconian measures applied to domestic violence legislation that is causing a major rift between family members and their children. As Stan Korosi points out, […]

Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017

The Attorney-General has released an Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017 (‘the Bill’). The Bill contains proposed amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to address stakeholder and community concerns regarding direct cross-examination of parties in family law court proceedings involving family violence. The Government […]

UK – Finally, our policy-makers are waking up to the plight of male domestic abuse victims

Mark Brooks Chairman, ManKind Initiative UK The Telegraph

1 Comment The Queen introduced a new Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill on Tuesday   This week, the Queen announced that the Government are going ahead with a new Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill. The aim, broadly speaking, is to bring all the disparate pieces of domestic abuse legislation, policies and guidance together. There will […]

Are Traditional Male Role Models Really the Cause of Domestic Violence?

Adam Blanch, Mentor Psychology - Here For Men https://www.mentorpsychology.com/single-post/2017/06/21/Are-Traditional-Male-Role-Models-Really-the-Cause-of-Domestic-Violence

The Sydney Morning Herald recently posted an article by self declared feminist Clementine Ford, claiming that the root cause of violence against women is men’s adherence to traditional male social roles. It’s an emotionally engaging article, Clementine is a powerful writer and she certainly has passion for her beliefs, but it’s also terribly inaccurate. Clementine claimed that  “Masculinity is […]

Parliamentary hearing axed over ‘judicial concerns’

Caroline Overington, The Australian

A parliamentary committee inquiring into the Family Court and family violence was abruptly cancelled yesterday over fears that members of parliament could be criticised for asking questions of judges. The committee, which is specifically inquiring into the family law system, had months ago invited the Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant, and the […]