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MBC writes to Home Secretary calling for a strategy for preventing Intimate Violence Against Men and Boys

On November 16th 2022, on behalf of 16 leading charities and academics specialising in supporting male victims and survivors, we wrote to the Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Suella Braverman KC MP, calling for the launch of a strategy for preventing Intimate Violence Against Men and Boys.

Our letter explained why including male victims in the national strategy on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls is harmful, offensive and leads to inadequate provision of care and protection, and urged the government to adopt the recommendations in the recent report by the APPG On Issues Affecting Men and Boys.

To date we have received no response. We would like to reiterate that we would be delighted to meet with the Minister and the Home Secretary at any time to explain our position and work with government and officials to develop alternative definitions and strategic approaches to supporting male victims, and we hope to hear from her soon.

The letter is available to read and download below.