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Introduction Women may be afraid of strangers, but it's a husband, a lover, a boyfriend, or someone they know who is most likely to hurt them. According to a U. Justice Department study, two-thirds of violent attacks against women are committed by someone the woman knows. In the United States, one of the most dangerous places for a woman is her own home.

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An academic instrumental in raising awareness of male domestic abuse is conducting new research that focuses on older males who, according to initial findings, may experience abuse unique to their age. Dr Liz Bates of the University of Cumbria is best known for poignant research that shone a light on the previously little-known issue of female perpetrated male domestic violence. From a small sample previously collected, victims relayed experiences typical of domestic abuse, such as coercive control and physical aggression, however they also reported abuse unique to their older age.

Men reported that their partners were stopping them from seeing their adult children. However, awareness that domestic abuse can literally happen to anyone is rising and because of that Liz is undertaking this new research to raise awareness further and offer support to all who need it. News of this new study comes as the Government plans to revive the Domestic Abuse Bill with its first reading in Parliament this week.

The bill includes plans to introduce lie detectors for high risk abusers and enhanced measures to protect children of abuse victims. In light of this, Liz recently filmed a documentary on male domestic abuse for Channel 5.

The event will be open to professionals and practitioners, students, members of the public and researchers. Liz has also secured a slot running the Great North Run in aid of male domestic abuse charity, Mankind.

Survivors’ Stories

Alexander Gerald " Alex " Skeel born 17 August [2] is an English football coach, domestic violence survivor whose near-fatal abuse at the hands of his girlfriend, Jordan Worth born , attracted widespread media coverage owing to the extreme nature of the abuse. Worth controlled, beat, stabbed, starved and tortured Skeel, leaving him with severed tendons, fluid on the brain and burns. She also prevented him from receiving medical treatment for injuries she inflicted. Worth became the first woman to be convicted of the United Kingdom's coercive control offence and in was jailed for a total of seven and half years for her crimes.

An academic instrumental in raising awareness of male domestic abuse is conducting new research that focuses on older males who, according to initial findings, may experience abuse unique to their age. Dr Liz Bates of the University of Cumbria is best known for poignant research that shone a light on the previously little-known issue of female perpetrated male domestic violence. From a small sample previously collected, victims relayed experiences typical of domestic abuse, such as coercive control and physical aggression, however they also reported abuse unique to their older age.

Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be. The complex emotions involved when someone you love becomes violent are also exposed, and the difficulties for police when those feelings mean victims are not completely honest. With an unfolding, present tense narrative, the film also exposes the lack of consistency in terms of the length of sentence given to offenders. When the Police repeatedly take one perpetrator to court only to have magistrates release him again and again, the film demonstrates how the huge ordeal of going to court for these victims of domestic abuse does not mean that, in their eyes, justice will automatically follow. Meet Jemma, a year-old mother of two, who suffered a vicious attack from a former boyfriend, after going out with friends.

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Abused by my girlfriend is actually one of the worst things I've watched. Absolutely horrifying injuries he endured. So brave of him to share his story abusedbymygirlfriend BBCOne. No man should be made to feel like that! Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Police described it as one of the worst examples of domestic abuse they'd ever seen, and last April it led to the UK's first ever conviction for coercive control involving a female offender.

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Many men think the domestic abuse or domestic violence is only happening to them and no other man has suffered in the same way. Our help-line receives calls from dustmen to doctors, to bakers and bankers, to teachers to tradesmen — from right across the UK and across the full range of backgrounds, ethnicities and sexualities. To give any men the confidence to come forward and to reassure them that they are not alone, some of the men we have helped in the past tell their story and how they escaped and rebuilt their lives names have been changed to respect anonymity. Mothers tell their stories about their sons to ManKind.

The minute show features guidance from domestic abuse experts not only on how to leave an abusive partner, but where to go and how to stay safe afterwards.

I was absolutely riveted by the documentary which tells the story of 23 year old Alex Skeel and how he became involved in an abusive relationship with Jordon Worth when they were just After Alex was hospitalised, doctors said that he was just 10 days from death. Would his suffering have been stopped sooner had he been a female?

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Alex's partner was the first woman jailed for coercive and controlling behaviour in the UK. Now he's trying to fight the stigma around male domestic abuse. I was very scared of her. I can still see that first tiny drop of water falling onto my skin.

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His ex-girlfriend was the first female in the UK to be convicted of controlling or coercive behaviour. Alex Skeel, 22, recently shared his story of domestic violence in a BBC documentary Abused By My Girlfriend , where he described the horrific details of the abuse he endured at the hands of Jordan Worth, the mother of his two children. On Thursday, Skeel, from Bedfordshire, appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the pervasiveness of domestic abuse, as well as the reasons victims find it difficult to leave, and warning signs people can look out for. As for what can be done to help victims in domestic abuse situations, Brooks said friends and family need to be aware of red flags - such as complete isolation of their loved one, changes in behaviour, and changes in physical demeanor. When police found Skeel, he had burns from having scalding water poured on him, knife wounds from a bread knife, and various other injuries from being hit repeatedly by things such as hammers and hairbrushes by Worth.

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A must watch for everyone…for those who know that men are victims of domestic violence from their partners, this true story will provide further understanding of the devious, terrifyingly violent methods used by his girlfriend to totally control and intimidate her partner and for those who deny the existence of male victims of domestic violence, watch and learn. A doctor who examined the young man said he was only about 10 days away from death, so intense and serious had been the deprivation and violence he experienced. You must be logged in to post a comment. Members Log in Close. Australia's national, non-profit organisation providing a better outcome for men and their families. Are dads still being Mackintoshed? What can be done about it?

After sharing his shocking story, Alex meets a fellow survivor of domestic violence. You can watch the full Feb 22, - Uploaded by BBC Three.

Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park. The year-old from Bedford recounted the mental and physical abuse he received at the hands of his partner, Jordan Worth, who became the first woman jailed for coercive and controlling behaviour in the UK. Alex's story has helped to throw a spotlight on the under-reported issue of male domestic abuse in the UK, leading to calls for greater awareness that men can be victims as well as women. Although domestic violence is clearly an issue that disproportionately affects women, one in three survivors are male , and one in seven men can expect to experience it at some point in their lives. I spoke to three male victims of domestic abuse to find out how they ended up in abusive relationships, how they managed to break free from their partners and the obstacles they faced when seeking help.

Male Domestic Abuse Survivors Describe Their Experiences

An investigation which saw the first woman convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour is to feature in a new BBC documentary due to air next week. It combines observational filming with both personal and police archive footage and provides a raw and uninhibited glance into what began as a teenage romance and descended into abuse and violence. Alex's case was described by the force as one of the most extreme cases of domestic violence ever dealt with.

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