Victims of dating abuse
Mr Scott said: "The event is to raise awareness of the number of victims of domestic abuse who are men in order to discus the challenges they face and make sure that the police and other services are available should they become a victim." Mr Scott blames a lack of faith in the system for the small number of charges following reports.
"The support that they get around it isn't as good as it has become for women so there are cases where they don't support further charges of further action or they don't feel like they're being believed so there is some work to do for policing and the criminal justice system in order to try and get that number higher," he said.
Its chairman Mark Brooks said: “When it comes to male victims there continues to be a reporting gap.
"It really undermines their sense of what it means to be a man, especially if the person carrying out the abuse is a woman.
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DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partner.
They may have seen their parents abuse alcohol and drugs, and consequently blamed themselves for the dysfunction and unhappiness. The first thing that an abused woman needs is to be safe.
If she is in danger it is very difficult to think beyond the immediate crisis.She does not need someone to tell her to “snap out of it” or to insult her for being in her position.