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Greens go after domestic violence

By johnboy - 24 September 2012 5

The Greens’ Meredith Hunter has announced a “research for women” initiative:

The ACT Greens initiative uses existing funding allocated to the National Plan to Address Violence Against Women and their Children and the ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017 to:

— develop the evidence base for the ACT about the effectiveness of programs that are being delivered to people who perpetrate violence;

— deliver a perpetrator research agenda, including longitudinal research that has a particular focus on:
— what changes problem behaviour;
— what maintains behaviour change;

— further understanding of the cycle of violence and the intergenerational transmission of violence; and

— increase the availability and frequency of gender disaggregated data for stakeholders and the public to better inform and improve programs for women.

Now before any of the angry old men start bashing their keyboards think to yourselves “could this appear somewhat misogynistic?” If you’ve started answering the question the answer is probably “yes”.

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Greens go after domestic violence
simsim 5:43 am 25 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

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Yes, the majority of domestic violence is directed by men towards women, but to focus only on that aspect of the problem does a great disservice to those men, and there are a lot of them, who’ve suffered at the hands of abusive women.

Not at all. The other thing that they’re missing, of course, is that domestic violence also happens in same sex partnerships (whether it be woman-on-woman or man-on-man). And any strategy that doesn’t consider all the domestic-violence options is going to leave considerable numbers of vulnerable people ignored.

Masquara 8:49 pm 24 Sep 12

The Greens are to be applauded on this initiative. On the other hand, has it struck any other Rioters as both unorthodox and cynical for that little hippy Green Shane to list Law ‘n Ordah & “keeping your streets safe” ahead of environmental issues – with a straight face – in this evening’s party advertising? Looks as though the Greens are spending up big on their data/marketing triangulation techniques! And it looks as though they sure are making a pitch for the Gungahlin/Charnie/outer aspirational voters, confident in what they think is their core constituency!

LSWCHP 8:14 pm 24 Sep 12

I have personal experience of domestic violence and abuse, and I was the one on the receiving end of the language, fists, feet, and even a glass attack on one occasion. I know of other men who’ve had similar experiences. It drove me to the point of considering suicide.

Yes, the majority of domestic violence is directed by men towards women, but to focus only on that aspect of the problem does a great disservice to those men, and there are a lot of them, who’ve suffered at the hands of abusive women.

Check out http://www.oneinthree.com.au for an interesting slant on domestic violence in Australia.

I’m really hoping that what I just wrote isn’t considered to be misogynistic.

bikhet 4:00 pm 24 Sep 12

AlpineViper said :

Gathering sound information on which to make decisions for better policy? It’ll never catch on.

It a great idea, but to gain any benefit you have to rely on the decision makers understanding the evidence. I don’t hold much hope for that – and I’m not having a shot at the Greens in particular.

AlpineViper 1:31 pm 24 Sep 12

Gathering sound information on which to make decisions for better policy? It’ll never catch on.

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