Leeds and Grenville Needs Shelter for Men Escaping Domestic Violence

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40% of domestic violence victims are males, but often the violence  goes unreported due to societal beliefs that men are strong and aren't often in abusive situations where they are the victims. Men can be victims too. Women are not the only victims of domestic violence and abuse. Men strongly suffer with domestic violence, especially verbal and emotional abuse, and may be even more ashamed to seek help. Every 14.6 seconds in Canada a man is severely assaulted by his partner.  Perhaps if men had a safe shelter, they would be more forthcoming to seek help and not suffer in silence. Currently Brockville has a shelter for women and their children who are looking to escape the abuse of their partner, but does not have a shelter for men who are also seeking to escape.

Please sign this petition calling for:

  • Attention to the fact that men are also victims of domestic violence. 
  • Calling for more resources and a shelter for men.
  •  A change within the community in regards to attitudes towards domestic violence.  

We need to raise awareness of this problem within our community, and let those who are suffering know they are not alone. As well the victims need to know there are people willing to help create a change. 

 

 



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