Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

by Agboifo Bishop in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

The issue of Male Victims of Domestic Violence is often not discussed hence little support is available.We intend to rent a Shelter for them

by Agboifo Bishop in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

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This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by November 27th 2018 at 12:00pm

We are proposing to rent an Emergency Shelter for male victims of domestic abuse in Leeds whose home or partner have become life threatening. In the UK there are about 500 or more government funded Emergency Shelters for female victims and their children, but none yet for male victims. Through our experiences of providing personal support to the male victims of domestic abuse, we have the understanding that majority of these men have contemplated suicide on several occasion. The outcome of our 2018 qualitative research among men from inner South, inner West & inner East Leeds and Horsforth, suggests that the issue of male victims of domestic violence is often not discussed and that little support is available, which have led most men to take their own lives when they no longer can cope with the abusive situation. Sadly, these male victims continue to suffer in silence. There have been so many incidences of male victimization, but when support was sought, the male victims were assumed to be the perpetrators and they were arrested by the police or asked to vacate the family home. Our project will equip men with better knowledge and the skills to deal with their situation. Stigma/stereotype against men will reduce, men will learn from the facilitators and each other on how to improve their life and social coping skills. They will improve their sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Men will achieve improved physical and mental health. We run support group where men meet and share their experiences with other men to encourage each other. We offer 1-1 holistic support to overcome their challenges such as: (emotional and psychological). Through our previous work, we have recorded a total number of 3,000 men who have successfully achieved an improved physical and mental health. More men are now able to seek help without fear of stigmatisation or being judged. We work with poorer communities and have successfully reached out to the disabled men. We have engaged training of teachers to prepare young people and change attitudes to men. These achievements could be summarized through our Royal recognition of excellence by the Duke of York Prince Andrew and awards from 2 consecutive mayors of Leeds. The people involved in our project are our volunteers, other partner agencies such as the police, Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) and MARAC process for male victims who are at higher risk of committing suicide. We are confident in their ability to make the project succeed because of their proven track records.

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