Domestic Violence Against Men: Hidden Victim

  • Sherin Farhana E.V
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  • Sherin Farhana E.V

    Assistant Professor at Crescent School of Law, India.

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From ancient times, India has been a male-dominated country, and it is difficult to imagine a situation of a guy becoming a victim and a female the perpetrator. Domestic abuse is rarely discussed in society from the perspective of a male victim since information is scarce and incidences are frequently unreported. Spousal abuse is a severe issue that affects both men and women. While dowry-related harassment and crimes against women are widely highlighted in the media, an increasing number of males are being harassed and subjected to physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their spouses. The law in India does not recognize domestic violence against males. Men, it is often assumed, cannot be victims of violence. This allows women to get away with it. Domestic violence against women receives a lot of attention, while domestic violence against males by women is mostly ignored. Domestic abuse affects women exclusively in India, according to feminists and the government. However, a rising proportion of males are reporting that they are victims of domestic abuse as well. The prevalence of domestic violence against males is substantial, despite the fact that it goes undetected. Intimate partner violence is a serious issue that affects people all over the world. Men are more often than not the offenders of this form of violence, but they can also be the victims. This study provides an insight on how men can be affected by domestic violence and why the law is silent with provisions and also identifies and explore the issues which are, or maybe, relevant to understanding the position of men in India who experience domestic abuse and also focuses on making improvements to the current system while adhering to the principles of equality.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 2192 - 2198


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