Video created by students at Brockenhurst College
For every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, ONE WILL BE MALE!!!
38% of victims of domestic abuse are male
1:6 men experience physical violence
1:4 victims of domestic abuse are same sex
28 men were killed in UK last year as a result of being in a domestic abusive situation
However, men are three times less likely to come forward then there female counterparts. But why?
They may feel embarrassed, too proud, scared, they may worry no-one would believe them.
We put men in this MANBOX tell them 'big boys don't cry', 'man up', 'grow a pair'.
What we should be doing is encouraging them to talk about their feelings and emotions and recognise that it is ok to come forward and say "I am a victim" and that violence is violence no matter what your gender or sexuality!
3,085 men reported being a victim of domestic abuse in 2016. In 1,155 of these cases a woman had been the perpetrator of the violence, 1,930 of these cases being from same sex relationships.
It is understood and feared that the numbers reported are only the tip of the iceberg, as in many incidents of domestic abuse male victims are often too ashamed to talk about their experiences.
End the silence!
There are organisations that are aimed specifically for men
experiencing domestic abuse and we have included the links
below for further support and help.
Alex Skeel talks to the Daily Mail about the domestic abuse he experienced
This information is up to date as of 28th March 2019 and will not be updated soon