Men’s Aid Ireland provide a confidential service underpinned by a victim centric and human rights proofed approach aimed at ensuring all male victims of Domestic Violence / Coercive Control receive the required support to be safe. Men’s Aid support those victims who, from a gender perspective, primarily identify as male, including non-binary, intersex and transgender men within its support and services provision. However, we also acknowledge our responsibility to support all victims of domestic violence / coercive control and will provide ‘support to report’ for any victim, irrespective of gender, by referral to the most relevant of our civil society partners, with the informed consent of the victim.
Our goal is to provide a targeted service meeting the needs of the male victim of Domestic Abuse & Coercive control. Our strategic pillars outline our commitment to achieving the aims of The Istanbul convention as ratified by Ireland in 2019. Underpinning this is the principle of meeting at least minimum standards for the Victim as set in The Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 and this will be inextricably linked to The Third National Strategy 2022 – 2026 on Domestic Abuse which was launched on the 28th June 2022.
In 2020 our service supported almost 5,500 contacts to our frontline domestic abuse service.
In 2021 the demand grew by 40%+ and we supported nearly 8,000 contacts to our service. This included men representing 25 nationalities.
Sadly the demand for our domestic abuse service continues to grow and in early 2022 we are supporting at least 800 contacts per month to our service.
If you are impacted by reading this material please call us for support on 01 554 3811 and know that you are not alone, we are here, standing by to offer assistance and help.
The Team at Men’s Aid.
Kathrina, Andrea, Bernadette, Joyce, Sandra, Jake, Donna, Amanda, Karl, Carmel, Derek and Niamh.