On Tuesday, TVNZ ONE News screened an item: Male domestic violence victims speak out.
I couldn’t detect any actual news in the story, but there were some worthwhile comments:
Rob Surtees and Brad Martin, from Stopping Violence Services in Wairarapa, say violence against men is a significant problem.
“We mainly deal with men who are violent towards women and children, but there is a big need for men to receive some help around the violence they are receiving as well,” said Surtees.
They tried to set up a refuge centre for males in their community – but could not get the funding.
At the end of the piece however, and in their website article: Male domestic violence victims ‘have nowhere to go’ they say:
Help centres have been set up in Gisborne and Auckland to help male victims of domestic violence, however nothing is yet available in Wellington, and there are calls for more help to be made available nationwide.
But no contact details!
Does anyone know about the “Help Centres” they are referring to?