Violence against men&boys
This page provides information to help the campaign for a ‘Violence against Men and Boys’ (VAMB) Strategy in the UK. This campaign results from the publication (*March 2022) of this document which was originally called: ‘Supporting male victims of crimes considered violence against women and girls’. (see a copy here). This version was taken down in May and replaced by this one:
Supporting male victims: Position statement on male victims of crimes considered in the cross-government Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and the Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan. It’s the same document with a different title.
GPUK considers that getting a parallel VAMB strategy may be a relatively ‘easy win’ as there is so much support for it. Please write to your MP asking for their support or to the minister.
The relevant minister is Rachel Maclean MP. Minister for Safeguarding. Her office email is email@example.com
Discussion on LBC radio with Natasha Devon and Ally Fogg. Choose the Saturday edition (start at 1hr05)
Good item on Radio 4 ‘Today’. Wed 6th April 2022, Including Victim’s Commissioner, Vera Baird. (start at 2hr40 about 10 mins)
Article by Vera Baird, The Victims’ Commissioner criticises the Home Office document on male victims as “devoid of ambition” and “disappointing in the extreme”.