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VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN

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Men are overrepresented as both victims and perpetrators of violence  .Sexual violence against men is treated differently in any given society from that committed against women ,and may be unrecognized by international law.

PERCEPTIONS

Sexual violence against men has been ignored in favor of focus on sexual violence  against women and children .One explanation for the difference in focus is the physical power that men hold over women making people more likely to condemn violence with gender configuration .The concept of male survivors of violence go against social perceptions of male gender role ,leading to the recognition and few legal provisions.

HOMICIDE

According to the Bureau of justice statistic ,women who kill men are most likely to kill acquaintances ,spouses or boyfriends while men are more likely to kill strangers .In many cases women kill men due to being victims of intimate partner violence then men make up the majority of the homicide perpetrators regardless if the victim is a male or female .Men are also over-represented as victims in homicide involving both male and female offender .

 

Violence by Women Against Men

Violence women against men is wide spread and underreported. The official figure in Kenya, for example; is about 50% of the number of act of violence by men against women, but there are indications that only about 10% of male victims of female violence report the incidents to the authourities, mainly due to taboos and fear of misunderstanding created by culture of masculine expectations.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Men who are victims of domestic violence are at times relecutant  to report to seek help. There is also an established paradigm that only perpetrate domestic violence and are never victims. As with other forms of violence against men, intimate partner violence is generally less recognized in society when the victims are men. The violence of women against  men in relationships is often trivialized due to the supposed weaker physique of women, in such cases the use of dangerous objects and weopons is omitted.