Even Portuguese have discovered male domestic violence exists

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.01.25
Even Portuguese have discovered male domestic violence exists
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In the last three years, the number of male victims of domestic violence in Portugal has increased 15%. Quebrar O Silêncio (“Break the Silence”), is the first association founded in the country in order to address this problem, to which too little visibility is given. Here, men who have been sexually abused by their wives, campanions, family members or acquaintances can be assisted. The aim of the association is to help these males overcome the psychological trauma that these episodes can cause. In addition, there is an interest in demystifying this type of abuse, that is thought of in stereotypical ways, for example thinking that men can only be abused by other men (gay males or prison inmates) and not by women.

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