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Refusal of UN Women to Acknowledge Female-Perpetrated Violence Places Lesbian Women at Risk

Dear ADVIP colleague,

Does your counseling practice include women in same-sex relationships? If so, I think you’ll find this press release to be of interest.

Sincerely,

Edward E. Bartlett, PhD
President
DAVIA

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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: +1-513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

Refusal of UN Women to Acknowledge Female-Perpetrated Violence Places Lesbian Women at Risk

WASHINGTON / December 2, 2022 – UN Women recently launched its annual “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” (1) But the campaign is avoiding mention of domestic violence among same-sex lesbian couples, even though such relationships represent a major threat to many women.

Three incidents illustrate the threat:

1. Yvonne Wu of New York City discovered her ex-girlfriend cavorting with her new love interest. Wu opened fire, shooting her ex in the chest and mortally wounding the new girlfriend. Wu was arrested and charged with murder (2).
2. Two weeks ago, April Wright and Rachel Wright pled guilty to repeatedly punching a 10 year-old boy, dislocating his neck bones and causing his death. Prosecutors noted the child had been “repeatedly isolated and tortured” by the lesbian couple (3).
3. In an apparent murder-suicide, Eleni Kassa was found dead in the trunk of her girlfriend’s car this past Sunday. Her girlfriend, Dominique Hardwick, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound the same day following a police chase (4).


These are not isolated incidents. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that same-sex female couples have substantially higher lifetime victimization rates than same-sex male couples for domestic violence, rape, and/or stalking (5):


• Lesbian: 44%
• Gay: 26%

In Australia, a survey of over 5,400 LGBTIQ persons reported similar findings. The national survey found 41% of female respondents and 28% of male respondents reported having been in a relationship in which the partner was abusive (6).

Concerns for the safety of lesbian women recently have been expressed in Georgia (7), Malawi (8), and South Africa (9), as well.

Domestic violence can be prevented, but government officials first need to end the shroud of silence that envelopes female-perpetrated abuse. The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (10) calls on the United Nations and on Member Nations to assure that all forms of domestic violence, regardless of the sex of the perpetrator, are recognized and addressed.

Citations:
1. https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/in-focus/2022/11/in-focus-16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence
2. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/nypd-cop-in-deadly-love-triangle-charged-with-murder-attempted-murder/3324746/
3. https://www.theblaze.com/news/one-of-two-lesbians-accused-of-torturing-10-year-old-boy-to-death-admits-they-dislocated-his-vertebrae-and-jaw
4. https://people.com/crime/missing-tenn-mom-found-dead-girlfriends-trunk-car-crash-shootout-detroit-suburb/
5. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_victimization_final-a.pdf
6. https://apo.org.au/node/4050
7. https://www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention/-/grevio-publishes-its-report-on-georgia
8. https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/11/dialogue-malawi-experts-committee-against-torture-commend-efforts-combat
9. https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/11/17/summit-gender-based-violence-left-key-questions-unanswered
10. http://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/

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Why is the UN ‘16 Days of Activism’ Campaign Ignoring the Majority of Victims of Domestic Violence?

Dear ADVIP colleague,

This press release highlights findings from the PASK and other data sources to reveal the exclusion of male victims by the current United Nations DV campaign.

Best
Ed
Edward E. Bartlett, PhD
President
Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance
http://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/

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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: +1-513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

Why is the UN ‘16 Days of Activism’ Campaign Ignoring the Majority of Victims of Domestic Violence?

WASHINGTON / November 28, 2022 – The United Nations has launched a campaign titled, “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” (1) The campaign focuses solely on the concerns women, inexplicably ignoring the global epidemic of domestic violence against men.

Evidence from community surveys reveals the majority of victims of domestic violence are males:

• An extensive review of domestic violence studies found that among victims, “Past year rates are somewhat higher among men.” (2)
• In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that male victims of domestic violence outnumber female victims: 4.2 million males, compared to 3.5 million females each year (3).
• A report from Australia reveals that 23% adolescent girls had perpetrated violence in the home, compared to only 14% of adolescent males (4).

Recent media accounts echo these research findings:

1. In Spain, last week a woman was convicted for the attempted murder of her boyfriend for his refusal to marry her. The judge handed the woman a six-year prison sentence (5).
2. In Australia, newspapers reported on a man who was fatally stabbed by his wife as he unsuccessfully pleaded for her to “stop!” (6)
3. In the United States, a lesbian woman pled guilty to repeatedly punching a 10 year-old boy, dislocating his neck bones and causing his death. (7).

In Canada, criminology professor Alexandra Lysova recently was recognized for her research on male victims of domestic violence. In accepting the award, Lysova related, “In my work I started to look at violence against women and children, but I heard men’s voices as well. I’d seen this in the statistics, that there are men who experience abuse, and I was surprised to see how much this topic was avoided.” (8)

The 72 member organizations of the Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (9) call on governments around the world to assure that male victims of violence and abuse are able to obtain services and legal assistance, in order to stop the violence and hold abusers accountable.

Citations:
1. https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/in-focus/2022/11/in-focus-16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence
2. https://domesticviolenceresearch.org/pdf/FindingsAt-a-Glance.Nov.23.pdf
3. Tables 9 and 11. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/2015data-brief508.pdf
4. https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/adolescent-family-violence-in-australia-a-national-study-of-prevalence-history-of-childhood-victimisation-and-impacts/
5. https://www.larazon.es/andalucia/almeria/20221120/gma63xnyyngk3kib6hxz2gqkli.html
6. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/breaking-news/stop-stop-husbands-pleas-for-mercy-as-wife-fatally-stabs-him-in-back-played-to-court/news-story/3de26ded13a1afdc65e76be17f8c9994
7. https://www.theblaze.com/news/one-of-two-lesbians-accused-of-torturing-10-year-old-boy-to-death-admits-they-dislocated-his-vertebrae-and-jaw
8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV88z2LJIv0&fbclid=IwAR1YXAlIvGomHunLgrC7VUxO42tcfbK_9XgMwELFaGQCmMWkB-gv8FB3Csk
9. http://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/

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Breaking the Silence: Global Campaign Highlights Long-Ignored Male Victims of Violence and Abuse

Dear ADVIP colleague,

Today’s press release summarizes our recent campaign to highlight the needs of male victims of domestic violence.

Sincerely
Ed

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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: +1-513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

Breaking the Silence: Global Campaign Highlights Long-Ignored Male Victims of Violence and Abuse

WASHINGTON / November 21, 2022 – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men (IDEVAM) was observed on November 18 in countries around the world (1). The event was coordinated by the Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (2).

On November 17, a global Twitter campaign was launched to promote the hashtag, #StopViolenceOnMen. Over 36,000 tweets were sent out over a four-day period. In India, the #StopViolenceOnMen hashtag trended, ranking in ninth place among all hashtags (3).

The culmination of the campaign was an international press conference held on November 18 in which panelists from the United States, United Kingdom, and India provided perspectives on domestic violence and abuse against men.
Local observances and media events were held in Argentina, Australia, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

In India, the All Bengal Men’s Forum sponsored a week-long series of events. The activities included visits to the Governor of West Bengal; Consulates of US, UK, Germany, Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Russia; and presentation of a press release about Elimination of Violence against Men Day on November 18 and International Men’s Day on November 19. (4)

Overall, the observance garnered extensive media coverage. Six editorials were written and 12 press releases were distributed. In addition, three videos were produced (3).

Research confirms that around the world, women are equally likely as men to engage in domestic violence (5). This was confirmed during the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, which revealed that on numerous occasions, Heard was physically and psychologically abusive of Depp. In one incident, Heard hurled a glass at Depp, severing the end of his finger (6).

But male victims often are re-victimized by ridicule and disbelief. After one of her abusive incidents, Amber Heard taunted Depp by saying, “Tell them, ‘I, Johnny Depp, a man, I’m a victim of domestic abuse’ and see how many people believe or side with you.”

False allegations are a common form of domestic abuse (7). In the United Kingdom, Kirsty Barr made repeated false claims against her boyfriend, portraying him as an abusive “monster.” As a result, he spent 56 days in jail for crimes he did not commit. After years of legal battles, the woman’s accusations were finally exposed. Last month, Barr was sentenced to three years and nine months for her vengeful false reports (8).

The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance calls on governments around the world to assure male victims of violence and abuse are able to access services and legal assistance.

The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance – DAVIA — consists of 71 member organizations from 28 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. DAVIA seeks to ensure that domestic violence and abuse polices are science-based, family-affirming, and sex-inclusive.

Citations:
1. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/idevam-2022/
2. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/
3. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/idevam-2022/
4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/547392302855533
5. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261543769_References_Examining_Assaults_by_Women_on_Their_Spouses_or_Male_Partners_An_Updated_Annotated_Bibliography
6. https://annsilvers.com/blogs/news/johnny-depp-and-amber-heard-relationship-and-legal-battles-timeline
7. http://www.prosecutorintegrity.org/pr/survey-over-20-million-have-been-falsely-accused-of-abuse/
8. https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/face-woman-whose-compulsive-lies-7732534?int_source=amp_continue_reading&int_medium=amp&int_campaign=continue_reading_button&fbclid=IwAR07ZxAdQ7iIRBM7YtZHMDd-2mo4n8Y2crvSjKM_Kp0ZHG6w05qHagngvcY#amp-readmore-target

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men to be Observed on November 18

Dear ADVIP colleague,

You are invited to attend Friday’s international press conference in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men — see below.

Sincerely,
Ed

Edward E. Bartlett, PhD

President

DAVIA

3220 N Street, NW, Suite 114

Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 301-801-0608
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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: +1-513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men to be Observed on November 18

WASHINGTON / November 15, 2022 – In response to the continuing crisis of exclusion and neglect, the member organizations of the Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (1) will be observing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men on Friday, November 18. (2)

An international press conference will be held that day from 10:00am to 11:00am, Washington DC time. Presenters will include Ann Silvers, author of “Abuse OF Men BY Women;” Stephen Baskerville, professor at the Collegium Intermarium University in Poland; Jan James of Parental Alienation, UK; and Anirban Sinha with the All Bengal Men’s Forum.

Zoom access information for the press conference can be obtained by sending a request to DAVIA@endtodv.org

Events are being held at the country level, as well:

• Northern Ireland: The Men’s Alliance will be hosting a meeting in the Parliament Buildings regarding the “Needs of Male Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse.” (3)
• England: 42 groups came together on November 2 in support of “Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day.” (4)
• Ireland: Men’s Voices Ireland wrote the United Nations, urging the body to establish a “UN Men” agency to complement the existing “UN Women” program. (5)
• India: The All Bengal Men’s Forum will issue an official declaration about the “Elimination of Violence Against Men Day,” and a declaration about the Legal Aid Workshops in all Districts of West Bengal.

In addition, intensive social media efforts will be taking place around the world.
Illustrating the crisis of exclusion, last week the United Nations Committee on Social, Humanitarian, & Cultural Issues approved a proposal on the “Intensification of Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls.” (6) The document repeatedly referred to domestic violence victims as “women and girls,” with no mention of the existence of “men and boys” as victims of abuse.

Research confirms that around the world, women are equally likely as men to engage in domestic violence (7). These studies were confirmed during the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that revealed Heard was physically and psychologically abusive of Depp. In one incident, Heard hurled a glass at Depp, severing the end of his finger (8).
DAVIA urges all countries to review their domestic violence policies to assure they are inclusive all of victims, regardless of sex.

The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance – DAVIA — consists of 65 member organizations based in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. DAVIA seeks to ensure that domestic violence and abuse polices are science-based, family-affirming, and sex-inclusive.

Citations:
1. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/
2. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/idevam-2022/
3. https://mensallianceni.co.uk/
4. https://www.mankind.org.uk/media-and-policy/male-victims-day/
5. https://www.mensvoicesireland.com/actions/is-there-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel/
6. https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/LTD/N22/641/06/PDF/N2264106.pdf?OpenElement
7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261543769_References_Examining_Assaults_by_Women_on_Their_Spouses_or_Male_Partners_An_Updated_Annotated_Bibliography
8. https://annsilvers.com/blogs/news/johnny-depp-and-amber-heard-relationship-and-legal-battles-timeline

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Invitation to participate in International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men

Dear ADVIP Colleague,

As you know, domestic violence is a problem that affects both men and women. A compilation of 343 scholarly investigations conducted in 40 countries around the world concluded that “women are as physically aggressive as men (or more) in their relationships with their spouses or opposite-sex partners.” (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261543769_References_Examining_Assaults_by_Women_on_Their_Spouses_or_Male_Partners_An_Updated_Annotated_Bibliography 

In order to disseminate information about the often-forgotten male victims of abuse, the Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (DAVIA) is sponsoring the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men, which will be held on November 18: https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/idevam-2022/

The 55 DAVIA organizational members will be involved in a broad range of activities at the international and local levels. On November 18 for example, DAVIA will be holding a press conference titled, “The Hidden Epidemic of Domestic Violence and Abuse of Men: An International Perspective.”

Would your counselling practice/office like to join forces with DAVIA and have the opportunity participate in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men? If so, please drop me a note at edwardbartlett@comcast.net

Our monthly Zoom meeting is coming up on Tuesday, and we’d like to be able to introduce you to the group! Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best
Ed

Edward E. Bartlett, PhD
President
Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance
3220 N Street, NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 301-801-0608
https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/

UN Third Committee Operates in Blissful Denial, As the United Kingdom Observes ‘Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day’

Dear ADVIP colleague,

Thought you’d be interested to see this, both in terms of the recent observance in the UK, contrasted with the United Nations’ head-in-the-sand approach to male victims of domestic violence.

Best
Ed

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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

UN Third Committee Operates in Blissful Denial, As the United Kingdom Observes ‘Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day’

WASHINGTON / November 3, 2022 – This week the UN Third Committee is considering a proposal on the “Intensification of Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls.” (1) Inexplicably, the UN document denies the existence of domestic violence against men.

In contrast, yesterday 42 groups in the United Kingdom came together in support of “Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day.” Coordinated by the ManKind Initiative, the event was designed to highlight the fact that male victims make up only one in 25 victims accessing support from their local commissioned domestic service (2), even though domestic abuse against men is widespread in the UK (3).

Numerous domestic violence and social services groups participated in the “Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day:” Survivors Manchester, National Center for Domestic Violence, SAFE in Sussex, Trauma Stop, Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Male Survivors Partnership, Survivors of Domestic Abuse, SafeNet, Midland Living, and many others (4).

The November 2 event also enjoyed the support of law enforcement offices, including the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall Police, and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Two political bodies participated, as well: the Wokingham Borough Council and Maidstone Borough Council.

Domestic violence against men represents a hidden epidemic around the world. A compilation of 343 scholarly investigations conducted in 40 countries concluded that “women are as physically aggressive as men (or more) in their relationships with their spouses or opposite-sex partners.” (5) While the United Nations document repeatedly refers to “domestic violence against women and girls,” it does not mention the global problem of “domestic violence against men and boys.”

Adding a touch of Orwellian irony, the UN proposal rails against all forms of “discrimination on the basis of sex,” citing the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, and other international agreements.

The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (6) calls on UN member nations to oppose the flawed “Intensification of Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls” proposal. UN members should assure that future Third Committee documents fully recognize the problem of domestic violence against men.

Citations:
1. https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/LTD/N22/641/06/PDF/N2264106.pdf?OpenElement
2. https://www.mankind.org.uk/media-and-policy/male-victims-day/
3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34182828/
4. https://www.mankind.org.uk/media-and-policy/male-victims-day/supporters/
5.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261543769_References_Examining_Assaults_by_Women_on_Their_Spouses_or_Male_Partners_An_Updated_Annotated_Bibliography
6. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/

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As Female-Perpetrated Violence Surges Around the World, the United Nations Says, ‘Not to Worry.’

Dear ADVIP colleague,

Why is the United Nations refusing to recognize the problem of domestic violence against men? See Monday’s press release, below.

Sincerely,
Ed

PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

As Female-Perpetrated Violence Surges Around the World, the United Nations Says, ‘Not to Worry.’

WASHINGTON / October 24, 2022 – Recent reports from around the world reveal a worrisome increase in violence perpetrated by women. Despite these developments, the United Nations continues to embrace the narrative that women can only be victims.

Two recent incidents illustrate the trend:

• Last week in England, Emma Walsh was convicted for the grisly murder of her boyfriend, Gary Walsh. Described as “controlling” and “jealous,” the woman stabbed the hapless man in the heart in April (1).

• In the United States, a woman recently tied up, slashed, choked her date with a belt, and then threatened to kill the man if he told anyone. Lauren Marie Dooley was charged on three separate felony counts (2).

An early compilation of 343 scholarly investigations around the world reported near equivalence in sex-specific violence rates: “women are as physically aggressive as men (or more) in their relationships with their spouses or opposite-sex partners.” (3)

But now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that women have become the predominant perpetrators of partner abuse:

• Domestic violence: 4.2 million male victims, compared to 3.5 million female victims each year (4).
• Coercive control: 17.3 million male victims, compared to 12.7 million female victims annually (5).
• The persons with the highest rates of partner abuse are women in same-sex lesbian relationships, with 44% of these women having experienced domestic violence, rape, and/or stalking in their lifetimes (6).

A recent report from Australia reveals even more disturbing levels of violence by adolescent girls (7):

• More females than males reported perpetrating violence in the home (23% vs. 14%)
• Adolescent females were more likely to report they had perpetrated both physical/sexual violence and non-physical forms of abuse against family members compared to males (38% vs. 29%)

Despite these trends, the United Nations sponsors a UNiTE campaign that is designed to “end violence against women.” (8) Similarly, the UN currently is debating two resolutions that portray women only as victims: A/77/302, “Intensification of Efforts to Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls” (9), and A/77/136: “Violence Against Women and Girls, its Causes and Consequences.” (10)

But the United Nations does not sponsor any campaigns to stop violence against men, nor is it considering any resolutions on the subject.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will be observed on November 18, 2022 (11).

Citations:
1. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/murderer-emma-walsh-controlling-jealous-25281581
2. https://leoaffairs.com/22-year-old-colorado-woman-arrested-after-tying-up-slashing-and-choking-tinder-date/?
3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261543769_References_Examining_Assaults_by_Women_on_Their_Spouses_or_Male_Partners_An_Updated_Annotated_Bibliography
4. Tables 9 and 11. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/2015data-brief508.pdf
5. Tables 4.9 and 4.10. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf
6. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_victimization_final-a.pdf
7. https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/adolescent-family-violence-in-australia-a-national-study-of-prevalence-history-of-childhood-victimisation-and-impacts/?
8. https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/unite
9. https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/465/68/PDF/N2246568.pdf?OpenElement
10. https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/418/07/PDF/N2241807.pdf?OpenElement
11. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/idevam-2022/

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men

 This press release was sent to me this morning.  I thought some of you might be interested…

WASHINGTON / October 20, 2022 – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will be observed on November 18, 2022 (1). The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (DAVIA) invites lawmakers, media representatives, and others to participate in IDEVAM events to be held in locations around the globe.

The following have been accomplished:

  1. Two videos have been produced: “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men” (2) and “46 Groups Call on U.N. to Address ‘Hidden Epidemic’ of Domestic Violence Against Men” (3)
  2. Forty-six organizations from 16 countries sent a letter to the United Nations, calling on the UN to recognize the global problem of violence against men (4).
  3. The UN proposal, “Intensification of Efforts to Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls” was analyzed for bias and factual accuracy (5).

Most events for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will be held at the local level. In Bengal, India, for example, posters stating, “Men Are Victims, Too” will be distributed to police stations in Kolkata (Calcutta).

The International Day will culminate in a one-hour Zoom press conference, beginning at 11:00am Washington DC time. The panelists will consist of leading experts on domestic violence and partner abuse from the United States, United Kingdom, Romania, Argentina, and India.

The following day, November 19, will be International Men’s Day (6).

Domestic violence against men represents a hidden epidemic around the world. A compilation of 343 scholarly investigations concluded that “women are as physically aggressive as men (or more) in their relationships with their spouses or opposite-sex partners.” These studies were conducted on a broad range of racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups in 40 countries. (7)

The recent trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard revealed that Heard was repeatedly abusive of Depp, both physically and psychologically. On one occasion, Heard hurled a glass at Depp, severing the end of his finger (8).

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will Spotlight Hidden Epidemic

Good morning, ADVIP colleague – please consider this your “official invitation” to participate in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men on November 18.

Best,
Ed

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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will Spotlight Hidden Epidemic

WASHINGTON / October 18, 2022 – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will be observed on November 18, 2022 (1). The Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (DAVIA) invites lawmakers, media representatives, and others to participate in IDEVAM events to be held in locations around the globe.

The following have been accomplished:

1. Two videos have been produced: “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men” (2) and “46 Groups Call on U.N. to Address ‘Hidden Epidemic’ of Domestic Violence Against Men” (3)
2. Forty-six organizations from 16 countries sent a letter to the United Nations, calling on the UN to recognize the global problem of violence against men (4).
3. The UN proposal, “Intensification of Efforts to Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls” was analyzed for bias and factual accuracy (5).

Most events for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men will be held at the local level. In Bengal, India, for example, posters stating, “Men Are Victims, Too” will be distributed to police stations in Kolkata (Calcutta).

The International Day will culminate in a one-hour Zoom press conference, beginning at 11:00am Washington DC time. The panelists will consist of leading experts on domestic violence and partner abuse from the United States, United Kingdom, Romania, Argentina, and India.

The following day, November 19, will be International Men’s Day (6).

Domestic violence against men represents a hidden epidemic around the world. A compilation of 343 scholarly investigations concluded that “women are as physically aggressive as men (or more) in their relationships with their spouses or opposite-sex partners.” These studies were conducted on a broad range of racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups in 40 countries. (7)

The recent trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard revealed that Heard was repeatedly abusive of Depp, both physically and psychologically. On one occasion, Heard hurled a glass at Depp, severing the end of his finger (8).

Citations:
1. https://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/idevam-2022/
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXXdkOiyEUY
3. https://youtu.be/8MX_HX_n4Xg
4. http://endtodv.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/UN-Women-Ltr.-10.10.2022.pdf
5. http://endtodv.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/UN-Third-Committee-A77302.pdf
6. https://internationalmensday.com/
7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261543769_References_Examining_Assaults_by_Women_on_Their_Spouses_or_Male_Partners_An_Updated_Annotated_Bibliography
8. https://annsilvers.com/blogs/news/johnny-depp-and-amber-heard-relationship-and-legal-battles-timeline

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Woman’s Assault of BF Reveals Growing Problem of Female Domestic Violence. Law Enforcement Urged to Review Outdated Policies.

Dear ADVIP Colleague

Domestic violence by women is a growing problem around the country. The CDC reports that each year, 4.2 million men and 3.5 million women are victims of intimate partner violence — see below.

Sincerely,

Edward E. Bartlett, PhD
President
Coalition to End Domestic Violence
3220 N Street, NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 301-801-0608
www.EndToDV.org

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PRESS RELEASE
Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335
Email: info@endtodv.org

Woman’s Assault of BF Reveals Growing Problem of Female Domestic Violence. Law Enforcement Urged to Review Outdated Policies.

WASHINGTON / October 13, 2022 – A North Dakota political candidate was arrested this past week for allegedly punching her boyfriend in the face and pulling out his hair. The incident reflects the growing problem of female violence in the United States (1) and its implications for law enforcement.

Following the arrest of 33-year-old Kaitlyn Marie Huss, prosecutors charged the woman with criminal assault (2). The following day, Democratic candidate Huss withdrew her candidacy for the North Dakota House of Representatives for behaving “in manner unbefitting of my position of a candidate and unbecoming of my own personal standards of myself.” (3)

The North Dakota incident came just days after a Colorado woman tied up, slashed, choked her date with a belt, and then threatened to kill the man if he told anyone. Police took Lauren Marie Dooley, 22, into custody, with authorities charging her on three separate felony counts (4).

The Centers for Disease Control reports that each year, 4.2 million men and 3.5 million women are victims of intimate partner violence (5). The ASU Center for Problem-Oriented Policing provides other helpful information about domestic violence (6).

Given these facts, one would expect more women than men would be arrested for domestic violence. But the opposite is true. According to the Department of Justice, 81% of persons arrested for domestic violence are male (7).

The wrongful arrest of men arises from the law enforcement use of outdated “predominant aggressor” policies that ignore the reality of mutual violence and utilize sex-biased criteria (8).

The recently published book, Gender and Domestic Violence (9), decries the resulting injustice. Editors John Hamel and Brenda Russell note that “arrest and intervention policies too often continue to frame IPV [Intimate Partner Violence] in terms of male perpetrators and female victims.” They conclude the criminal system is in the “dire need” of reform.

Citations:
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6837167/
2. https://www.valleynewslive.com/2022/10/07/district-24-democratic-candidate-arrested-assault/
3. https://www.facebook.com/huss4house/
4. https://leoaffairs.com/22-year-old-colorado-woman-arrested-after-tying-up-slashing-and-choking-tinder-date/?fbclid=IwAR1A1exRBxfE2z4OsDydyVYa_B3K3ZpUchZ0OKPN8PLkN0XQ686hBWp4mGU
5. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/2015data-brief508.pdf Tables 9 and 11
6. https://popcenter.asu.edu/content/domestic-violence-0
7. https://bjs.ojp.gov/content/pub/pdf/fvs.pdf , Table 5.9
8. http://endtodv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Predominant-Aggressor-Mass-Inceration.pdf
9. https://www.amazon.com/Gender-Domestic-Violence-Contemporary-Intervention/dp/019756402X

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