Refuge for male victims of domestic abuse could be created in Norwich

Our thanks to Bryn for this. A new men’s refuge would be particularly welcome if it accommodated men as well as their children. To the best of my knowledge, not one refuge in the UK currently permits this.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • This is great news. IF this shelter is created, it would bring the total availability of dedicated men’s shelters in the UK up to a whopping 0.007% of male victims of domestic abuse.

    Men with children can get away from a violent woman and can even find a shelter place. Some shelters are single dwellings that are available for either a mother or father with children; some charities will pay for a father and his children to be temporarily housed in a place like a B&B.

    Half of men who don’t get away from a violent woman cite security of their children as a prime reason and that is very understandable – men are generally very protective. However, to offer the best protection, abused men and their children need to be away from a violent woman and while it is best if the woman is removed, leaving the father and children stable at home, this is not always practical or timely. Men suffering – particularly if they have children or are worried about their safety – should contact a MAN FRIENDLY charity for help.