Why better understanding male victims of domestic abuse is vital

This is a guest blog post written by Mark Brooks OBE, Chair of ManKind Initiative. 

Every year, over 2,500 men contact us through the helpline we run and the latest Office for National Statistics figures show 800,000 men (and 1.6 million women) are victims of domestic abuse every year. A terrible crime based on an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The Government are currently pushing a Domestic Abuse Bill through Parliament that will add to the powers needed to tackle this.

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