Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day
Today is Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day, and we want to raise awareness of the services we fund that can help male victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
One in every six to seven men will become a victim of domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime. This abuse can come in many different forms and includes:
- physical or sexual abuse;
- violent or threatening behaviour;
- controlling or coercive behaviour;
- economic abuse;
- psychological, emotional or other abuse;
More than one person suffers when abuse is happening, family members including children, friends, colleagues and neighbours and even the abusers themselves can all be affected in a very negative and destructive way.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: “Domestic Abuse is an abhorrent crime that destroys lives and causes significant harm to victims. It is largest cause of harm in our county and accounts for 19% of all recorded crime and 33% of all violent crime.
“We work hard across the county with our partner agencies to encourage survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence to come forward. I want anybody affected by these hideous crimes to know that if they come forward and report crime against them they will be treated with care and compassion and provided with appropriate support.”
If you’re a survivor of abuse looking for community support in your area please visit www.essexcompass.org.uk
If you recognise any of the behaviour mentioned in this article and have been reflecting on your actions, it’s not too late to make a change. Please visit The Change Project for advice on how to make a difference to you, your family, and your partners in the future: www.thechange-project.org