Below, I share a linked preview to yet another publication from the Nigerian social space, that draws attention to the hidden scourge of Domestic Violence Against Men (DVAM) that continues to be generally ignored by key authorities and stakeholders.
As usual, a the bottom of the post, I append a link to my Facebook sdvocacy page titled “Domestic Violence Against Men (DVAM) – Ideas for Identifying and Stopping It”.
EXTRA REPORT: Husband Battering, A New Face of Domestic Violence
By The Nigerian Expression on May 14, 2018
By Supo Balogun, The Nigerian Expression
In contrast to the often stereotyped narrative which regularly painted women as the unhappy underdog in many homes, the Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Response Team (DVSRT) recently published a total of 138 men as suffering from domestic violence between May 2016 and April 2017.
Perhaps, one should yield to the women: If they have been subjected to domestic violence for so long, it may not be out of place if men too have a slight carriage of that burden women have carrying for many decades.
Such abuse includes slapping, hitting, kicking or forced sex as well as non-physical abuse like insults, threats, chronic disparaging remarks and controlling behaviours.
The latest figure, although relatively small when compared with the statistics of abuse against women and children, however, offers a new perspective to the growing incidence of domestic violence to which Kazeem had alluded in a 2017 report which indicated that 55 men were battered by their wives in 2016.