Men have the same rights as women to be safe in their own homes and are protected by exactly the same laws as women. Of all the services available to assist victims, it is usually only refuges that are gender specific.
Many men feel like they are the only ones who have ever experienced domestic abuse and can feel ashamed and embarrassed. If you are experiencing abuse it doesn't make you 'weak' to ask for help.
Men are often worried about their children. The family courts deal with child contact disputes on a case-by-case basis. Evidence of domestic abuse will be taken into account and decisions about residence and contact will be made accordingly.
Hidden Harms Animation – recognising domestic abuse affecting older people
Domestic abuse can occur at any age. Research shows that domestic abuse affecting older people is often not recognised and under reported. Older people can be victims of interpersonal violence, or abuse by family members however we do not see older peo