Male domestic violence victims ‘have nowhere to go’
ONE News 28 Feb 2012
Male victims of domestic violence say there is not enough support and nowhere for them to go.
…Rob Surtees and Brad Martin, from Stopping Violence Services in Wairarapa, say violence against men is a significant problem. “We mainly deal with men who are violent towards women and children, but there is a big need for men to receive some help around the violence they are receiving as well,” said Surtees. They tried to set up a refuge centre for males in their community – but could not get the funding.
…Help centres have been set up in Gisborne and Auckland to help male victims of domestic violence, however nothing is yet available in Wellington, and there are calls for more help to be made available nationwide.