Last Friday, HOPE Training invited Respect back to join their talk on Male Victims from Black, African, Asian and other Minoritised Ethnic Heritage communities. Ippo Panteloudakis, Respect’s Head of Services, shared insight from the Men’s Advice Line on ethnically minoritised male victims of domestic abuse.
Respect welcomes the DA Bill, including the new definition of Domestic Abuse and improvements to court arrangements for victims. However, we think that a strategic approach to perpetrators is missing. It is simply impossible to prevent or end domestic abuse without responding to the people causing the harm.
We are supporting a number of amendments from colleagues across the Violence Against Women sector, these are detailed in this joint recommendations document.