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Domestic abuse can affect anyone. Male victims, however, face added barriers to seeking help, as well as stigma and embarrassment.

The work we do on Men’s Advice Line takes place alongside other activities Respect carries out, to ensure male victims get help and support:


We train organisations and Frontline Workers to understand the experiences of male victims and have the skills to support them.

Additional schemes

We have launched a quality assurance scheme, the Respect Male Victims Standard, to improve the standards of service offered to male victims.


  • We carry out research in collaboration with reputable academics, so that we continue to develop the learning and knowledge base for male victims. We recently published “The voices of male victims: Understanding men’s experiences of the Men’s Advice Line”, Burrell, S.R. and Westmarland, N. (2019)
  • We advise the Government, Local Authorities, Commissioners and other organisations on issues affecting male victims.
  • We do media and policy work to ensure male victims of domestic abuse remain high on the public agenda. For example:
    • Our Head of Services gave evidence on the mental health of men and boys inquiry at the parliamentary Select Committee on 4.09.19; and
    • He contributed to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee’s Domestic Abuse discussion on 30 October 2019, saying “We find unacceptable that in 2019, one of the greatest cities in the world lacks refuge service provision for male victims of domestic abuse. They have nowhere to go.”


By giving to Respect, you’re supporting male victims of domestic abuse, because you help us to continue our work. All donations we receive will go to advancing this important cause.

You can help support our work in a number of ways:

  • One-off donation
  • Regular giving
  • Event fundraising

For more information on how to support our work, you can email us at:

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