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[14 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 149 views]
The men who stay

New study: Men suffering ‘intimate terrorism’ by women partners Thurs 12th Aug 2010
“Why don’t the men leave? The men do not want to leave the children with a violent woman, and they are often afraid that they would lose custody of their children in a family court system that tends to favor mothers in custody disputes.”
Clark University research assistant professor of psychology Denise A. Hines is the lead author/researcher on the Men’s Experiences with Partner Aggression Project, a study at Clark University funded by the National Institute of Mental …

Domestic Violence, Gender Issues, Opinion »

[15 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | 276 views]

This a is a must listen BBC interview. It presents a refreshingly insightful and balanced picture of domestic abuse.
Hear the interview

Domestic Violence, Gender Issues »

[27 May 2009 | No comments | 444 views]

Kenya’s Daily Nation reports that 1.5m men are victims of domestic violence:
“Men stay in abusive and violent relationships to protect their children afraid that if they left they will never be allowed to see their children again. The man is afraid the woman will influence the children badly by misleading them that he is a bad person or that he doesn’t love them.” The group called for active advocacy to fight domestic violence against men.

Full report
By BENJAMIN MUINDI Posted Sunday, May 24 2009 at 13:18
A report by a lobby …

Domestic Violence, Featured »

[23 May 2009 | One Comment | 220 views]
Domestic Violence – the true picture

In the BBC Radio 4 programme “More or Less” Tim Harford takes apart a rogue statistic on domestic violence which has been circulating since the 1990s; listen to our Government’s astonishing justification for continuing to use a statistic which it acknowledges is untrue.
To hear the 9 minute segment from this programme follow this link.

Domestic Violence, Family Law »

[13 Apr 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,904 views]
Abused Father Syndrome

Why some non resident fathers are pushed over the edge.
If you look up Abused Father Syndrome in any sociology or psychology textbook, you won’t find it, so what is it we are talking about? Could there be such a psychological condition recognised in the future that could be used as a defence or partial defence in the law of provocation?
Abused Father Syndrome (AFS) arises when the victim has been a long and constant sufferer of Domestic Violence (DV) perpetrated by his children’s mother and/or the maternal family over many years. …