This might be of interest to people in the UK:
As most of you will know, the government website sports an official petition system. Using this system, members of the public can set up web-based petitions which, apparently, the goverment will monitor.
I spotted a good one today, on the subject of extending provisions of shelter facilties to include all victims of domestic abuse. Currently, there exists almost no assistance for men who find themselves in this position.
Click on this link to read more about the petition. Consider signing up if you are a UK citizen and agree with what is being proposed. http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/DVJUSTICE/
About half the people reading that statement might be left scratching their heads, wondering why this is significant. In a nutshell, the police and government statistics show that the problem of, so called, “battered husbands” is extremely significant. Some studies estimate that 17% of all victims of domestic violence are male. For some more background on some these issues, I invite you to check out this blog posting on another male rights blog:
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Petition UK govt. Gender neutral provision of facilities for battered persons.
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