Domestic Violence: The Man's Side
By Team Legistify / 2017-07-09
In the absence of any systemic data, there are more men than before coming up and reporting violence by women. It becomes important to understand and examine the issue of violence against men by women and what are the associated factors. With changing gender roles and power relations, incidents of violence are becoming more and more gender neutral and can only increase in the future. This will have far-reaching consequences and implications for the larger society and relationships between men and women.

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According to a report, over 40% victims of domestic violence are actually men. In a survey carried out by Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) and MyNation, it was found that 86% more married men committed suicide as compared to married women. SIFF receives 1,00,000 distress calls from men, across India

Men are increasingly acknowledged as a critical part of addressing and ultimately preventing violence against women. On one hand, it is recognized that any attempt to prevent this violence must address men as perpetrators. On the other hand, it is also recognized that we must move beyond men as only as perpetrators only.

Vast numbers of men do not engage in violence against women, and these men, as well as their more violent counterparts, are critical resources and partners in ending violence against women. Additionally, men too suffer from violence against women when their women friends and relatives experience such violence, and even when they themselves perpetrate violence against women.

The Problem with Modern “Masculinity”

In the absence of any systemic data, there are more men than before coming up and reporting violence by women. It becomes important to understand and examine the issue of violence against men by women and what are the associated factors. With changing gender roles and power relations, incidents of violence are becoming more and more gender neutral and can only increase in the future. This will have far-reaching consequences and implications for the larger society and relationships between men and women.

In the absence of any systemic data, there are more men than before coming up and reporting violence by women. It becomes important to understand and examine the issue of violence against men by women and what are the associated factors. With changing gender roles and power relations, incidents of violence are becoming more and more gender neutral and can only increase in the future. This will have far-reaching consequences and implications for the larger society and relationships between men and women.

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