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A National Strategy on Intimate Violence Against Men And Boys

The Men and Boys Coalition invites you to join us in calling upon the UK government to adopt a National Strategy on Intimate Violence Against Men and Boys.

Such a strategy would take practical, measurable steps to:

1. Prevent such violence from happening, by challenging attitudes and behaviours which foster it and intervening early where possible to prevent it.

2. Provide adequate support to victims and survivors where violence does occur.

3. Work in partnership to obtain the best outcome for male victims/survivors and their families.

4. Take action to reduce the risk to men and boys who are victims of such crimes and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

5. Represent and reflect the reality of modern Britain in supporting, including and recognising equality and diversity in the context of intimate violence.

6. Retain, complement and enhance the national Violence Against Women and Girls strategy, by returning it to its stated and intended purpose.

For more information and explanation, please visit our FAQ page or our full Briefing Document:

To support this campaign, please visit our petition at and add your name, tell your friends, family and colleagues, and share it on your social media.

If you are a professional, academic or NGO working in the field of intimate violence or the men’s sector, please email and we will add your name to the endorsements below.

The campaign for a National Strategy on Intimate Violence Against Men and Boys is supported by:

The Men and Boys Coalition

Mankind Initiative

Survivors Manchester

The Men’s Advisory Project (MAP) Northern Ireland

FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru (Aegis)

Dan Bell, CEO, Men and Boys Coalition

Mark Brooks OBE, CEO, Mankind Initiative

Professor Mike Hartill, Director, Centre for Child Protection & Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS), Edge Hill University

Phil Mitchell, Male Sexual Abuse Specialist  

Dr Mohammad Mazher Idriss, Senior Lecturer in Law at Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Elizabeth A. Bates, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, the University of Cumbria

Ian McNicholl, Survivor of domestic & sexual abuse, advocate for male victims. 

Matthew Scott, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner