This is the comment I made to the department in regards to the action paper

10 06 2010

I am a male who was verbally, emotionally, spiritually and physically abused by my wife…who threatened to stab me with a knife on many occassions.

I was forced out of my home for my own safety and had to live in the back of my van for 6 weeks because I could not access any help and was told by a lady on the end of your abuse hotline that she didn’t believe I had been abused because only men abuse women and not the other way around.

Your 5 year action plan has nothing…not one iota in it to help men who are abused by their female partners… Yet your paper clearly says you want to stamp out DV..

P.S I was forced to live in my van while disabled through Viral Encephalitits… you can read my story here

and a poem I wrote about my experience… here




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