Loughborough launches male domestic abuse campaign

August 20, 2010 by  

Charnwood Community Safety Partnership and Loughborough Women’s Aid are looking for poster printing in Loughborough to launch their male domestic violence campaign. The campaign has been launched to try to encourage men to come forward for advice and support in Charnwood rather than suffer in silence if they feel that they are victims of domestic abuse.

The poster campaign will run for a month at the local Morrison’s supermarket and mobile poster advertising will back the campaign up in November when Domestic Abuse Awareness week is held. The campaign is to help male victims find their voice to speak up against the abuse. Statistics says that one in six men will suffer from some sort of domestic abuse at some point which can include emotional and psychological as well as physical or sexual. It is acknowledged that men often find it difficult to admit their suffering and the campaign is to show that all members of the community have the right to live their life free from violence and that their fears will be taken seriously and there is help available for them. By law, men are protected by the same laws as women and have the same right to be safe in their homes

The poster will advertise Loughborough Women’s Aid as they offer outreach support for male victims in the area. Loughborough Women’s Aid has just received nearly half a million pounds over the next five years from its Big Lottery Fund bid to enable them to help even more people in the area.