Study: Men and women equally victims of DV

Prague Daily Monitor

Týden: Men suffer from domestic violence as much as women
By ?TK / Published 15 January 2008

Prague, Jan 14 (CTK) – The term of domestic violence does not necessarily have to invoke the picture of a battered woman since the number of maltreated men is almost equal, and every third Czech man has experienced some kind of domestic violence, the latest issue of the weekly Tyden writes.

While dozens of studies focusing on male victims of domestic violence have been made abroad, only one survey on this subject has been conducted in the Czech Republic, without the media even noticing it, Tyden writes.

The survey made by a team of lecturers and students from the South Bohemian University, published in the book “Domestic Violence Committed on Men and Seniors” in 2006, reveals that “every tenth Czech man experiences in his partnership something that goes beyond a common argument and that is close to violence, either physical or psychological,” Tyden writes….(Full Story)

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