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Local support resources are listed below

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Africa


Americas

Canada

The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233

United States of America

1 in 6 aims to be a support for men sexually abused as children. They do this by providing educational information and resources for men, family and friends, and professionals. They offer 24 hour support in the form of a national helpline and online groups for male survivors. Chat for help: https://1in6.org/chat-with-someone/

The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233

Jimhopper.com provides articles that discuss the effects of child sexual abuse on adult men and their loved ones, bringing light to an often overlooked demographic of sexual assault victims.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project 1-800-832-1901

Malesurvivor.org offers support and resources to male sexual assault survivors, their families, and their allies. In addition to creating physical safe spaces for male survivors to connect and share, Malesurvivor.org also connects survivors to a database of counselors.

Together We Heal is for any who suffer from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). It exists to provide guidance and counseling to those in need, educate any who seek information on how to better protect our children and to expose the sexual predators and their methods.


Asia

India

Shakti Shalini Shelter, Crisis Intervention and Counseling, Rape Crisis Cell. Shakti Shalini work with women, men, children and members of the LGBTQ community. Shakti Shalini: 1091/ 1291 (011) 23317004 Shakti Shalini Women’s Shelter: (011) 24373736/ 24373737


Europe

Ireland

AMEN 046 902 3710

The United Kingdom

The Change Project delivers community based domestic violence perpetrator programmes which include a dedicated Integrated Support Service for victims of domestic abuse and their children. It is a Respect Accredited programme for men who want to stop being abusive towards intimate partners. Change also delivers individual programmes which work with abuse perpetrated by women and within same sex relationships. tcp@thechange-project.org 01245 258 680

SurvivorsUK is a charity that works with anyone who has been affected by male sexual abuse and rape. Our goals are to help male victims / survivors through our national online helpline service and London based counselling, online counselling, ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) and groupwork services.

Safeline has over 20 years’ experience in working with rape and sexual abuse and our research shows that the clients we work with report a significant improvement in their mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to regain control of their lives and play a more active role within their communities.

ManKind Initiative 01823 334244

Men’s Advice Line offers advice, information and listening support for men with experience of domestic abuse. Includes help for men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships. Helpline: 0808 801 0327

Abused Men in Scotland (Mon-Fri 9-4)

Helpline: 0800 800 0024

abusedmeninscotland.org

We support men who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse and also to offer advice to those concerned about the position of such men and their children. We work with any man over 16 concerned about domestic abuse, regardless of sexuality, transgender status or history, age, dis/ability, religion, race, nationality or ethnic origin and promote full recognition for male victims of domestic abuse and their affected children. We also promote specialist services to help relieve the isolation, distress and hardship faced by male victims and enable men and their children to recover from domestic abuse.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We support anyone in Scotland who has experienced, or is at risk of experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as those concerned about someone they know experiencing these. We can discuss your options and provide contact details to relevant support agencies. We will help you regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, nationality or background. If English is not your first language, we can speak to you through a confidential translation service. Helpline number: 0800 027 1234

The Dyn Project – The Safer Wales Dyn Helpline provides free confidential support to all men men who experience domestic abuse in Wales. We can provide: Information on services available in your area. Help in developing a personalised safety plan. Support in accessing other services and organisations. Someone to listen without judging. Helpline: 0808 801 0321

Respect Association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services. Helpline for Male Victims of Domestic Violence: 0808 801 0327. Helpline for Domestic Violence Perpetrators: 0808 802 4040


Middle East


Oceania and Antarctica

Australia

1in3 offers a number of crisis hotlines

New Zealand

Survivor A Christchurch-based group providing support and information to male survivors of sexual abuse.


Facts about gender based violence against men

1 in 6 men have been targets of rape or sexual abuse. Abusers don’t discriminate – it can happen to any man, of any age, race, class or sexual identity.

Millions of men in the United States have been victims of rape. As of 1998, 2.78 million men in the U.S. had been victims of attempted or completed rape. Sources: RAINN + National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey (1998). (Statistic presents information on the total number of male and female victims in the United States, using a study from 1998. Because the U.S. population has increased substantially since then, it is probable that the number of victims has, as well. RAINN presents this data for educational purposes only, and strongly recommends using the citations to review any and all sources for more information and detail.)

About 3% of American men—or 1 in 33—have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male. Source: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010 (2013).

21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students in the USA have been sexually assaulted, compared to 18% of non-TGQN females, and 4% of non-TGQN males. Sources: RAINN + David Cantor, Bonnie Fisher, Susan Chibnall, Reanna Townsend, et. al. Association of American Universities (AAU), Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (September 21, 2015). (“Victim services agency” is defined in this study as a “public or privately funded organization that provides victims with support and services to aid their recovery, offer protection, guide them through the criminal justice process, and assist with obtaining restitution.” RAINN presents this data for educational purposes only, and strongly recommends using the citations to review any and all sources for more information and detail.)


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