Violence Against Men
Men experience significant and unacceptable amounts of violence in Scottish society.
We encourage journalists to uphold a victim-survivor’s right to dignity and not compromise their safety or anonymity, regardless of their gender.
We suggest that when reporting on violence against men, journalists should be mindful that:
- the majority of violence experienced by boys and men is perpetrated by other men. Men perpetrate most of the violence in Scotland against women, children and other men. (source)
- women are twice as likely to experience psychological and/or physical abuse by a partner than men. (source)
- by working to prevent violence against women we work to challenge gender stereotypes, e.g. the idea that men should always be strong. It is these stereotypes that may prevent men who experience violence from seeking help.