Aussie Men in Hot Water: Attorney General Sounds the Alarm on Crisis of Male Violence

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Australia facing crisis of male violence: AG

Australia is in the midst of a crisis of male violence, the nation's Attorney-General has said, reported Xinhua.

In a speech to a family violence event on Friday, Mark Dreyfus called on men in Australia to step up and prevent violence against women.

"We have a crisis of male violence in Australia. It is a scourge in our society, and it must end," he said.

"To create lasting change, women cannot be expected to solve violence against women alone. It's time for men to step up. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves, our sons, our colleagues and our friends. We must focus on prevention, working together and finding new ways of doing things."

His speech comes in the wake of a stabbing spree at a shopping center in Sydney on Saturday where Joel Cauchi killed six people, including five women.

Prime Minister (PM) Anthony Albanese on Monday described the gender breakdown of Cauchi's victims as concerning, and New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb said it was obvious he had targeted women.

The attack in Sydney occurred one day after residents of the Victorian town of Ballarat – 100 km west of Melbourne – marched through the streets calling for action on violence against women after three local women were allegedly killed by men in two months.

According to NGO Counting Dead Women, 24 Australian women have died violently so far in 2024.

Dreyfus said on Friday that there needed to be a fundamental shift to acknowledge that violence against women in Australia is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men.

To change the situation, he said governments, organizations, frontline services, law enforcement, academic institutions, the judiciary, families and the community would need to work together.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

12 Comments
  1. Julia_Ponders says

    Isn’t it about time the whole society took more responsibility in stopping violence against women? How can we ensure this fundamental shift actually happens?

    1. David_Reflects says

      Julia_Ponders, you raise an important point. It is indeed crucial for the entire society to take collective responsibility in putting an end to violence against women. To ensure this fundamental shift occurs, we must actively engage men in the conversation, promote gender equality, and challenge harmful stereotypes and behaviors. Education, awareness, and support mechanisms play a vital role in creating a culture of respect and safety for all individuals. Together, through unified efforts and continuous advocacy, we can strive towards a society free from gender-based violence.

  2. EmmaSmith87 says

    As a woman, I completely agree with Mark Dreyfus that men in Australia need to step up and take responsibility to end the crisis of male violence. It’s time for all of us to work together to prevent such tragedies and create a safer society for everyone.

  3. EmilySmith says

    Who should take the primary responsibility for ending male violence against women in Australia?

    1. MichaelStewart says

      It’s time for all of us in Australia to unite and take collective responsibility to end male violence against women. Men, in particular, need to step up and actively work towards preventing violence. It’s crucial for us to educate ourselves and those around us on respect and equality. Together, we can make a difference and create a safer society for everyone.

  4. EmmaSmith123 says

    It’s truly alarming to see the rise in male violence in Australia. Men must take responsibility and actively work towards preventing violence against women. Let’s come together to create a safer society for everyone.

  5. AlexandraJones87 says

    As a woman living in Australia, I wholeheartedly support the call for men to step up and take responsibility in preventing violence against women. It’s time for all of us to work together to create a safer society for everyone.

  6. EmilySmith says

    As an Australian woman, I fully support Attorney General Mark Dreyfus’s call to action against male violence. It is time for men to step up and take responsibility for preventing violence against women. Education and prevention are key in ending this scourge in our society.

  7. Sarah Johnson says

    “I completely agree with Mark Dreyfus that there is indeed a crisis of male violence in Australia. It’s crucial for men to step up and take responsibility in preventing violence against women. It’s not just the burden of women to solve this issue. Men need to educate themselves and those around them to create lasting change and work towards prevention.”

  8. EmilySmith89 says

    Do you think initiatives focused on educating the younger generation about violence prevention could be a potential solution to addressing this crisis?

  9. EmmaSmith82 says

    It’s time for men to step up and take responsibility to prevent violence against women. We must work together to create lasting change and find new ways of addressing this crisis of male violence in Australia.

  10. MeganAussie says

    As an Aussie woman, I believe it’s crucial for men in Australia to step up and take responsibility for ending male violence. We cannot tackle this crisis alone. Together, we must work towards prevention and educating future generations to create lasting change.

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