I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Monday, September 6, 2010

In the U.K. ~ Four in ten domestic violence victims are men

Its good to see this get some sound publicity in the U.K.  I suspect the 40% figure is actually on the low side.MJM

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:27 AM on 6th September 2010
Four out of ten victims of domestic violence are men, a report claimed yesterday.

But it added that men who complain of being attacked at home are often ignored by police who prefer to believe that a woman is the real victim.

The study comes at a time of complaints that men are treated unfairly by the justice system.

Ignored: A new study reveals that one in four domestic violence victims are men but that police and magistrates often ignore their plight
Ignored: A new study reveals that one in four domestic violence victims are men but that police and magistrates often ignore their plight

Role reversal: Campaign group Parity claim that more than half the male victims of domestic violence suffer injury

Role reversal: Campaign group Parity claims more than half the male victims of domestic violence suffer injury.
A new set of guidelines for judges on fairness in the courts has been criticised for playing down the likelihood that women attack men and pushing for judges and magistrates to go easier on women offenders.

The study by the Parity campaign group based its assessment of the number of male victims of domestic violence on Home Office statistics and the British Crime Survey.

It said that the average proportion of male domestic violence victims was 40 per cent.

The charity report added that more than 41,000 men were prosecuted for domestic violence in 2008/09 but only 2,700 women.

More than half the male victims of domestic violence suffer injury.

The report comes amid protests over the latest guidelines published by the Judicial Studies Board, the body responsible for training judges.

Its revamped court manual states that domestic violence ‘consists mainly of violence by men against women’.

Mark Brooks, of the ManKind campaign group, which supports male victims of domestic violence, said:

‘For a document that claims to be about gender equality, it leaves the impression that male victims are seen as second class.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1309312/Four-domestic-violence-victims-men.html#ixzz0ylyuSBuV


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