Male domestic violence victims on rise

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of men who’re claiming to be victims of domestic abuse according to a report on male victims of domestic violence on Channel Five.

Far from the problem being restricted to just women, last year calls to a dedicated men’s helpline went up by more than a third says the report.

And charities say there isn’t enough specialist support for those who need it.

Click here to see the report on male victims of domestic violence and read some of the comments from viewers such as this one:

“It’s time that the police and social workers believed men when they claim to be victims of female violence. Realistic retraining of the police and social service personnel is now essential”.

Thanks to Mark Brooks at Mankind Initiative for sharing this with us


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

Posted in NEWS, World News On Men's Issues
2 comments on “Male domestic violence victims on rise
  1. […] Male domestic violence victims on the rise […]

  2. Bea says:

    I am a social work student and doing my dissertaion on male victims of domestic violence. Please could you help and forward me some researches on experiences of male victims on

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