Despite the increasing number of MALES experiencing domestic abuse there is still a lack of resources to support them. When they do finally reach out for help, they can experience discrimination due to the lack of knowledge and untrained staff working in organisations designed to support women.
Whilst acknowledging things are improving, the media’s campaign to support women affected by domestic abuse can be a barrier to men reaching out for help. Men’s frustrations of not being believed are often perceived as aggression resulting in them disengaging from a process where they should be receiving support. Although many women don’t have the same physical strength as men, the psychological impact of domestic abuse can leave men feeling powerless to act.
Male victims of domestic abuse make up a percentage of the silent epidemic of male suicides and the lack of accommodation for those wanting to flee domestic abuse leaves them trapped, homeless or in financial ruin.
Parental Alienation can affect either parent but there are a high number of fathers currently experiencing this and the lack of investment in resources for males is placing children at risk. Although we support all victims of domestic abuse, we are passionate about safeguarding the children and preventing them from being weaponised during the conflict.