Men's Resources for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

There is a stigma in our society that would lead people to believe that men can not be victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. However, that is not true.

1 in 3 men experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

There are many barriers that men face when trying to find resources for domestic violence and sexual assault. The following are the most common ones:

  • Men are not socialized to express their feelings and emotions or see themselves as victims
    • A lot of men do not even realize they are being abused or may try to deal with the abuse of their own because they don't want to be seen as weak.
  • The abuse of men is often treated as a joke and many men don't report because they will be treated as less of a man. 
  • The societal belief that men cannot be abused.
    • The idea that only men abuse and women are victims makes it hard to men to have the space to speak out.
  • Male victims may not come forward because they believe there are no resources specifically for them.
    • They may believe that the justice system and law enforcement may not do anything because they are men. 

Onslow Women's Center is a great resource for male survivors because all the services we provide to women, we also offer to men. If you need additional resources they are listed below. 

Follow this link to the Center for Disease Control website. 

The CDC has statistics on male survivors, additional resources, and it explains in depth what male survivors go through when abused. It is informative and helpful information. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with domestic violence or sexual assault, please do not hesitate to reach out to our crisis line at 910-347-4000. A trained advocate will speak with you for as long as you need to provide emotional support and resources. 

 

Follow this link to the 1 in 6 website.  

This website is partnered with RAINN to bring attention men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences and provide support and information. 

This resources provides a crisis line and an anonymous online chat option if you are uncomfortable seeking resources in your area. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with domestic violence or sexual assault, please do not hesitate to reach out to our crisis line at 910-347-4000. A trained advocate will speak with you for as long as you need to provide emotional support and resources. 

Follow this link to the Strong Father Program. 

This resource helps men who have a history with abuse and domestic violence being to relate in safe and caring ways to their children, partners, and family members. 

This resource works for both men who have been abused and men who have abused their partners but wish to change their behavior. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with domestic violence or sexual assault, please do not hesitate to reach out to our crisis line at 910-347-4000. A trained advocate will speak with you for as long as you need to provide emotional support and resources. 

Follow this link to the Help Guide

This resources explains in depth the nuances of male domestic violence; the things that some people have a hard time understanding about male abuse survivors. It also provides safety planning tips so men can begin to protect themselves from their abusers. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with domestic violence or sexual assault, please do not hesitate to reach out to our crisis line at 910-347-4000. A trained advocate will speak with you for as long as you need and provide emotional support and resources. 

Follow this link to the Men's Rights website. 

This resources listed all the rights that men are entitled to under the law. There are custody, parenting, financial, and fatherhood resources that men can look through to understand what they are entitled too. 

If you or someone you know struggling with domestic violence or sexual assault, please do not hesitate to reach out to our crisis line at 910-347-4000. A trained advocate will speak to you for as long as you need and will provide emotional support and resources. 

  • 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • For male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance, and 15.1% by a stranger
  • 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e. unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way)
  • 11.7% of men have experienced unwanted sexual contact (by any perpetrator).
  • 1 in 71 men (1.4%) have been raped in their lifetime (by any perpetrator)
  • Men were primarily stalked by an intimate partner or acquaintance (41.4% and 40%, respectively)
  • 1 in 19 men (5.2%) in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed (by any perpetrator)
  • 75.9% of men have reported repeatedly receiving unwanted calls and texts. 
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