Abused men ‘forced by partners to live on €30’ — THE hidden agony of men whose abusive partners demand their wages and demean them with an ‘allowance of €20 to €30’ a week is revealed in a new report. They are among thousands of men seeking help for physical, emotional, psychological, financial and even sexual abuse perpetrated by their female partners or wives.
Almost half of male suicide victims construction workers, says Cork coroner — Calls have been made for greater awareness in the workplace after academics also showed a quarter of women who took their lives had been employed in the healthcare sector. The study examined 275 suicides and 32 open verdicts recorded by coroners across Cork city and county between September 2008 and June 2012. It found 80% were men, 57% were single men, and almost half (48.6%) had worked in the construction/production industry.
Dance star tells of sexual abuse ordeal — When Aaron Gilmore told police he had been sexually abused by a woman, the police officer’s first response was: “I’m failing to see a crime here.” “It was like being hit with a sledgehammer,” says the Dancing with the Stars performer, who will tell his story at New Zealand’s first sexual abuse survivors’ “summit” in Auckland tomorrow. Mr Gilmore, now 31, was sexually abused from the age of 12 by a woman 23 years older than him.
DOJ ‘Finally’ Implementing Anti-Prison Rape Policies, 10 Years After Congressional Vote — The Department of Justice is beginning to implement new prison rape regulations ten years after Congress approved the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003. Prisons choosing not to implement the measures, officials said Wednesday, make themselves liable for sky-high civil judgments. “We’re poised now – finally – to take action,” Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary told attendees of an American Bar Association event in Washington, D.C. Continue reading