Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence is defined as violence or abuse towards another adult that are both in a relationship together.
An overwhelming amount of men have been beaten by their wives and there is only little refuge they could seek. There have been many cases in Britain where men have been scratched, kicked, bitten and also attacked with bottles and knives. Stephen Fitzgerald, national organiser for the Mankind Initiative, which refers men to the refuge, said that some fathers had moved into the safe house with their children. “A lot of these men have suffered both physical and mental abuse for, on average, about six years,” he said. “We have spoken to men who have been laid out with iron bars, had glass put in their food and been set upon with a knife. Others have been stabbed, punched in the face and threatened with an axe.”
Why women are abusive against their partners? Sometimes women abuse their men because they have experienced abuse in the past themselves. Sometimes they do it to feel inferior. Sometimes women abuse men because they were previously abused by the same person they are abusing now.No matter what the reason behind the abusing is, Domestic violence is not acceptable. There are many different types of advice lines open for men who are experiencing violence from their partners. These help lines encourage men to speak out and not be afraid to stand up for themselves/
Very little in known about the actual number of men who are in a domestic relationship in which they are abused or treated violently by women. In 100 domestic violence situations approximately 40 cases involve violence by women against men. An estimated 400,000 women per year are abused or treated violently in the United States by their spouse or intimate partner. This means that roughly 300,000 to 400,000 men are treated violently by their wife or girl friend.
The incidence of domestic violence against men appears to be so low that it is hard to get reliable estimates. It has taken years of advocacy and support to encourage women to report domestic violence. Virtually nothing has been done to encourage men to report abuse. The idea that men could be victims of domestic abuse and violence is so unthinkable to most people that many men will not even attempt to report the situation.
Men's Advice Line and Enquiries - 020 8 644 9914 Information, support and advice to men experiencing domestic violence. Open from 9am to 10pm, Monday and Wednesday (answer phone at other times). Local projects for men are available in some areas.