Finally the myth that only women are victims of domestic violence has been shattered and addressed by Germany. The coronavirus pandemic has seen a spike in reports of domestic violence in the country. While the European country acknowledges that this issue “predominantly affects women,” two German states have announced a new hotline specifically for male victims as well.
Two German states have set up a hotline for men at risk of violence, ministers of Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia announced on Wednesday. The hotline, specifically for men, can be used by male victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence, but also those by those who are at risk of other kinds of violence. Examples include victims of stalking and arranged marriage. Bavarian Family Minister Carolina Trautner and North Rhine-Westphalia’s Equality Minister Ina Scharrenbach said in a press release,
With the hotline we hope to make an inroad in the struggle to tackle violence against men.
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The two ministers also called on other German states to join the initiative.
Minister Scharrenbach stressed that domestic violence “predominantly affects women” and confirmed that most funding and resources will continue to go to helping female victims. Women’s refuges and resources to help victims of violence have been put under increasing pressure since social distancing regulations were introduced.
Many existing nationwide services for victims of abuse are also open to men. Figures from 2018 estimate that 18.7% of the victims of domestic violence between couples are male.
- We have always been vocal against the domestic abuse and exploitation of women
- However, no nation can completely ignore similar harassment and abuse of #MenToo
- We can only achieve true equality when we look at crimes and violence without being blinded by extremist feminism
- Surely, Germany has paved the way and hope for many men across the world to make their plight heard
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