Men refused the right to be consulted on the new Domestic Abuse Bill
In the last year 786,000 men have experienced domestic abuse, but the UK government are continually excluding men from the right to be consulted and supported within the new Domestic Abuse Bill.
Charities across the UK have repeatedly campaigned and shown their concerns over the lack of equality in the consultation process of the Domestic Abuse Bill.
With the Domestic Abuse Bill coming to the final stages before it becomes law it is evident that the government has not followed its own directives in consulting with all members of society who will be affected by the new law.
Gender equality within domestic abuse services has been seriously lacking for men and in some cases boys. There has been a long-standing history of consistently high numbers of men experiencing domestic abuse.
Without men’s needs being included and supported while the consultation process in the UK is still active the UK government is continuing to open itself to be challenged on gender inequality and the UN directives for human rights.
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