Last summer, Libby Wright, the 18 year-old who was then the Young Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, was the driving force behind a campaign, No Less Of A Man, to make people aware of male domestic abuse and how to get support.
Libby teamed up with Ron Hogg, the High Sheriff Stephen Cronin and senior figures from Local Government, the NHS, the Harbour support service and the Police to champion the rights of male victims.
Libby has been awarded a prestigious High Commendation in the National Crimebeat awards. Libby was presented with the award by High Sheriff Dr Stephen Cronin, and Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Ron Hogg. The event was also attended by colleagues from Harbour, who provide support for victims of domestic abuse, and CHC Highways, a company which has used Libby’s campaign to encourage male victims of domestic abuse in their workforce, to seek support.
Domestic abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional. Victims may feel threatened, coerced, controlled or degraded. 2.5 million cases of domestic abuse against men are reported in the UK every year.
One in six men have been victims of violent domestic abuse from an intimate partner. They are far less likely than female victims to tell someone else about their experience.
Posted on Wednesday 20th February 2019