Shared parenting charity Families Need Fathers has launched an online survey aimed at male victims of domestic violence.
Designed to assess the experiences of men who have been subjected to intimate partner violence, the survey was launched following discussions between the charity and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in London. In a still draft report, the Commission highlighted the recent unsuccessful efforts of campaign group Rights of Women to challenge the current requirement for certain types of evidence when applying for legal aid on the grounds of domestic violence.
Families Need Fathers claimed that fathers would find it even more difficult to provide such evidence and so the Commission asked them for ‘robust evidence’ of this difficulty. Rights of Women had attempted to bolster their campaign with a similar survey.
Male victims can complete the anonymous survey here. It is also open to female-to-male transsexuals.