all together against domestic violence

signs of domestic abuse

Today’s post is a little different: Signs of Domestic Abuse.

I found this great table on the website.

What are the signs of domestic violence? I remember a couple of years ago one of my co-workers was telling me that her son was being abused by his wife. One example she gave was when he was getting something from his car trunk and his partner purposely closed it on him, which hit him hard on the head. Is this too small a sign? I was quite shocked by the story, and although my co-worker knew her son’s condition, all she did was hate his wife. What if her son was a woman? Would she convince her to leave her abusive partner?

No violence should be tolerated, and no sign is too small. Domestic abuse IS NOT ONLY about physical violence but also about moral maltreatment. Many people diminished by their partner and unhappy stay because they don’t know they’re being abused. Look out for them, and help them.


Where to turn to?

So in many of my posts I write that men should have more platforms to express themselves, seek help and get out of their struggles. Now I wouldn’t and probably shouldn’t expect victims of domestic abuse to want to write a little comment here on how they feel. So let me combine a few centres, hotlines or help groups where victims can actually turn to and get the help they need.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas, just wrote an article about men as victims, and linked to these addresses:

Other outlets men victims can use include:

The Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minnesota, has a great domestic violence against men section.

The detailed and targeted 1 in 6 foundation in California has a support line and many information on the matter.

In California, the Help4Guys foundation encourages donations to help men victims of abuse.

The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women works with the USA and Canada and can be reached on 1-888-743-5754.

In Canada, the Family of Men Support Society raises funds to help put male victims back on their feet.

The Men’s Advice Line in the UK offers services by email or telephone at 0808 8010327.

Again in the UK, the ManKindInitiative has a national helpline on 01823 334244.

The Dyn Project acts in Wales as a help for men domestic of abuse, and answer to 0808 801 0321.

In Australia, the Men’s Rights Agency is a non-for-profit organisation that works towards helping men.

MensLine Australia offers support to victims all around Australia and can be reached on 1300789978.

The One In Three campaign in NSW, which I have mentioned previously, has a great list of services and resources that I recommend checking it out.

If you know any other organisations or services, please let me know about them. If you have had any experiences that you would like to share, do consider this blog as another platform where you would be listened.

all united against domestic violence

After writing a couple of posts about women as potential abusers in the domestic violence sphere, here is a great example of women uniting to help abused men. After a few movements done by men to help women victims of rape, sexual assaults or gender violence, such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, women are now returning the favour. In Blackpool, UK, women such as Francesca Brett, created the Fylde Coast Womens Aid, a charity that raises fund to help men victims of domestic abuse get back on their feet.

It is all about working all together hand-in-hand to stop domestic violence once and for all for all victims.