One in Three Campaign publishes report on first 5 years
The One in Three Campaign is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to everyone affected by family violence; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men, women and children.
The Campaign today released a report highlighting its achievements since foundation in November 2009. One in Three has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the general public. Over the past 5 years more services, funding and resources have become available to male victims of family violence and their children and more men are coming forward and reporting their experiences of family violence. There has been greater coverage of the issue in the mass media. One in Three has collaborated with a number of other NGOs to provide research, services, support and awareness raising for male victims and their children. They have also regularly given conference presentations and written submissions to government inquiries.
The One in Three Campaign 5 Year Report, March 2015, can be downloaded here.
One in Three is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors and trainers.
The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and nongovernment services alike to provide assistance to male victims; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men, women and children.
In 2009, the founders of One in Three felt that we could no longer retain our moral or intellectual integrity by ignoring the authoritative and growing body of data that indicates males are a substantial proportion of victims of family violence and abuse. While welcoming the advances that have taken place over recent decades to support women and children suffering from violence, we acknowledge that there is a complete lack of programs, services and support to help men in the same situation.
We feel that it is unjust and inequitable to abhor only that violence done to women and children while ignoring violence done to men. You can get involved in a number of ways. Add your name to the growing list of supporters of the campaign. Send an email to our political leaders, asking them to provide services and support for male victims.
Please spread the word about the Campaign and website. Contribute financially - even a small amount - so that the campaign can continue to grow. If you are a male victim yourself, please have the courage to tell your story so that this issue can emerge from the shadows.