1 in 3 campaign dating abuse
Our response also contains a detailed analysis and rebuttal of claims made in a seminar paper by Dr Michael Flood titled "He Hits, She Hits: Assessing debates regarding men’s and women’s experiences of domestic violence," that was presented a number of times during the second half of 2012. While many services have quite rightly been established over the past four decades to support female victims of family violence, the needs of male victims remain largely unmet.Historically government policies have been based on the assumption that the vast majority of perpetrators are male and the vast majority of victims are female, and the policies of current governments are still based on this erroneous position.Now is the time to move to the next, more sophisticated stage of tackling the problem: recognising men as victims as well.(perhaps as many as one in two - see our overview of research page).The vast majority (94%) of perpetrators of intimate partner violence against males are female, reflecting the fact that the vast majority of intimate relationships are heterosexual (men in same-sex relationships are just as likely as straight men to experience IPV).It is vitally important that we specifically speak to and understand the statistics involved with abuse in young people’s relationships.These statistics outline how widespread dating abuse is in their lives.
(Will Waldron / Times Union) EAST GREENBUSH — Plenty of teenagers know about physical abuse in relationships — its signs, its symptoms, where to seek help.
The One in Three Campaign has responded to a reply by No To Violence to a question taken on notice about male perpetrators at the November 5, 2014 hearing of the Senate Committee inquiry into Domestic Violence.
Our response, lodged with the Senate Committee inquiry in December 2014, is finally able to be released after being accepted by the Committee as correspondence some 5 months later.
Providing facts about sexual abuse is one of the ways to raise awareness about sexual abuse.
Awareness of the facts is one of several preventive measures that can be taken to assist you in making better decisions to keep you and someone you know safe.