#MenToo Campaign

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The International Alliance DAVIA to which Mens Voices belongs has launched a Global #MenToo Campaign

Global #MenToo Campaign to Focus on Male Victims of Domestic Violence

The idea was to take advantage of the huge publicity surrounding the Depp-Heard case and the verdict to highlight the true extent of domestic violence against men and the continuing appalling neglect of support services for male victims. A logo was devised and a campaign video created.

Here is how  the Campaign kicked off  on June 14:

June 14, 2022 – A global alliance of organizations from six countries today is launching an international advocacy campaign designed to draw attention to the plight of male victims of domestic violence. The six countries are Australia, India, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.

There is now overwhelming evidence from many countries that men and women perpetrate the different types of abuse at comparable rates. Indeed evidence from the CDC in the US shows that women commit slightly more physical violence of the severe type than men and much more of the moderate type (1). The 2010 study shows that women perpetrate about 40% more coercive control than men (2). There are similar findings in  the UK and in EU countries. A further finding is that more than 50% of domestic abuse is bidirectional but this vital finding is also ignored (3).

  1.  https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/2015data-brief508.pdf  , NISVS 2015 See Tables 9 and 11
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf     NISVS 2010  See Tables 4.9 and 4.10 on coercive control.
  3. https://domesticviolenceresearch.org/  The most comprehensive review of the scholarly domestic violence research literature ever conducted concludes, among other things, that women perpetrate physical and emotional abuse, as well as engage in control behaviors, at comparable rates to men., most DV is bidirectional, women are as controlling as men, domestic violence by men and women is correlated with essentially the same risk factors, and male and female perpetrators are motivated for similar reasons. A further finding is taht women are just as likely to initiate the  violence.

Within hours after the Depp-Heard trial verdict was announced on June 1, the #MenToo hashtag began to trend on Twitter. A Google search on “#MenToo” and “domestic violence” turns up over one million results. It appears that the title for this campaign was the brainchild of Bettina Arndt, founder of  Mothers of Sons, and a woman who has often featured on this website.

The global #MenToo campaign seeks to ensure that male victims of domestic violence are heardbelieved, and have equal access to services. The campaign also is highlighting the problem of false abuse allegations against men.


  1. Contact your lawmakers and demand that male victims are fully recognized by domestic violence legislation.
  2. Make sure that domestic violence education and training programs are factually accurate regarding the extent of male victimization.
  3. Make sure that DV providers provide necessary outreach and services for male victims.

The campaign webpage is now locked and loaded: http://endtodv.org/coalitions/davia/mentoo/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zzc6EB6JtY  #MenToo Campaign Video June 14 2022


A number of articles have analyzed the Depp-Heard trial and its broader implications:


These countries and organizations are participating in the #MenToo campaign:




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