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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence as an issue is nearly always conveyed in terms of men's violence against women. But it becomes a men's health issue when it results in separation of couples, or when it is examined in terms of same-sex relationships or in terms of intimate partner violence by women aganst men.

This section outlines resources that reflect the erosion of male health through violence in the home or that seek to address intimate partner violence by adopting a positive approach from males.


Another Closet Campaign

ACON: Another Closet - Domestic Violence In Gay & Lesbian Relationships

ACON provides resources that raise the profile of domestic violence in same-sex relationships through the Another Closet campaign.

One In Three Campaign

One In Three: Review Of Family Violence Research

The One In Three campaign provides research and resources that support the prevalence of men as victims of domestic violence.

Australian Domestic And Family Violence Clearinghouse

ADFVC: Engaging Men in Men’s Violence Prevention: Exploring the Tensions, Dilemmas and Possibilities

This paper examines the role of men in influencing outcomes of men's violence against women. It offers benefits and drawbacks of involving men in such programs.

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Media Feature: Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence against men is not often mentioned in the media, or generally talked about, but there are many male victims and they need to be heard, taken seriously and to be believed, and not be ridiculed or told to "man up". The government also needs to fund counselling, services and shelters for male victims of domestic violence, just as they do for women.

Men's Advisory Network: Intimate Partner Abuse Of Men

Men's Advisory Network: Intimate Partner Abuse Of Men

In this research, the complex nature of intimate partner violence and abuse against men is explored. It uncovers previously unknown aspects of abuse and provides a compelling overview of the nature of inter-family violence against males.

 

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