Male victims of dating violence

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“I certainly feel that more compassion and empathy needs to be shown towards male victims of domestic violence.” Dr Mc Carrick, said his account was not uncommon adding: “Within my research, the predominant experience is of men being arrested under false charges and their disclosures of being the victim are not taken seriously, despite having evidence.” She said domestic abuse must be viewed as a human issue rather than a gender issue with more services and support available to enable men to seek help and support.She added: “Campaigners and researchers made waves in the 1970’s, which had a positive impact and improved service provision for women – it is time to do the same for men.” “Promoting awareness of the plight of male survivors may encourage men to report abuse and feel assured that they will be taken seriously.Although we don't hear much about domestic abuse against men, it happens often.Men may have a difficult time recognizing and identifying abuse in a relationship.For that reason, it is important to speak up and seek help and support. National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center: When we ignore male victims of domestic abuse, we also ignore their children, who continue to be damaged by witnessing the violence regardless of how severe it is.We cannot break this intergenerational cycle by ignoring half of it.

This research is part of the International Dating Violence Study, a multinational study of violence against dating partners by university students.

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’ Abuse charities also claim they are finding an increasing number of male victims coming to them to seek advice after becoming the subject false accusations.

A restraining order (also known as a protective order, order of protection, or many other names) is a court order requiring that your boyfriend or girlfriend, past or present, stop "abusing" you.

The order may also state that your boyfriend or girlfriend cannot contact you, has to stay away from you, and may include many other protections.

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