In an effort to garner attention, a Facebook group have suggested that their members “grab their kids and run to another state, then report the mother for sexual abuse”.
Despite the repeated headlines, today’s budget ignored those harmed by domestic violence. According to advocates, no progress can be made until the government takes the issue seriously.
The Domestic Violence figures in this country are appalling. However, sitting alongside the real instances are the spurious ones, and the damage that false claims cause should not be ignored.
In the time since my last piece, I’ve seen the power of denial and the fear of violence change the man who was assaulted by his partner.