4 décembre 2014

La violence conjugale contre les hommes est en hausse

Vous n'en entendrez pas parler aux nouvelles, mais de plus en plus d'hommes sont victimes de conjointes violentes:

A new report by men’s domestic abuse service ‘Amen’ has identified a rising number of incidents being reported.

The figures in it look at incidents that occurred in 2013 – when the organisation helped over 2,000 individuals and noted a 3% increase on reported incidents from 2012.

(...) In the past year the organisation has been contacted 4,868 times by individuals seeking help.

These contacts were made by 2,263 individuals – 1,332 who were getting in touch with the organisation for the first time.

(...) Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Sandra Kelly, a support worker with Amen thinks that a number of factors may have contributed to the rise in reported domestic violence incidents.

“I think it is a mixture of a lot of things. The more awareness there, and it is the more likely that someone would come forward. But we still have men who call who say ‘we have no idea you exist’ – anytime there is something on the news or radio we get new clients calling.”

“You also get men whose family get in contact, and later then, the men will get in touch themselves, said Kelly.

In terms of incidences of domestic violence, I would also say that it has increased over the years. The reason for which we don’t know.

Amen works as a support service and has been in operation since 1997. It operates on a system of volunteers and offers help to men suffering from domestic violence.




2 commentaires:

fylouz a dit…

2.45 minutes :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR20uKKtkiA&feature=youtu.be

Prof Solitaire a dit…

Tu vois, moi je regarde ça et je ressens un puissant inconfort. En même temps, c'est amusant parce que c'est fait de façon "cartoonish" avec un effet sonore digne des Looney Tunes, mais je me sens tout de même inconfortable. Et si les deux protagonistes avaient été des hommes, je soupçonne que cet inconfort n'aurait pas du tout été présent.

Ce que cela me dit, c'est que j'ai intériorisé cette perception que la violence envers une femme est pire que la violence envers un homme. Que les femmes ont plus de valeur que les hommes. C'est comme gravé au coeur de mes perceptions et même si j'en suis conscient et que logiquement, je me dis que ça n'a aucun sens, c'est tout de même là... alors imagine pour les gens qui n'en sont pas conscients.