The men’s human rights movement is working ever more effectively on an international basis, particularly with respect to sharing ideas and information. And so it is that I thank a leading father’s rights activist in Sweden for sending me a story about the closure of a Men’s ‘safe house’ in Canada, due to lack of funding. It was the only one of its type in the whole of that vast country:
Among the areas of our consultation document which have raised the most interest is the area of domestic abuse / violence (‘DA/DV’). 21 ‘key facts’ about DA/DV were publicised recently by The Mankind Initiative http://www.mankind.org.uk following a good deal of research. The charity supports male victims of DA/DV and is well worth supporting:
Almost all of Mankind’s ’21 key facts’ are backed up by statistics from the Office for National Statistics. The following link is to our consultation document, which also includes the URLs of the ONS information sources. DA/DV is covered on pp 7 – 9.
40% of DA/DV victims are men assaulted by their female partners. While the state finances 4,000+ places in refuges for women, there are only 15 places for heterosexual men. So men constitute 40% of victims and receive just 0.4% of state funding. Which is yet another assault on men who have suffered enough, especially given that men collectively pay 72% of the income tax receipts of the state.