Research & Resources

Towards Gender Equality’ – MAP Research on male victims of domestic abuse in Northern Ireland launched. In September 2010 MAP launched a research report by Daryl Sweet on male victims of Domestic Abuse in Northern Ireland.

Help for Male victims of domestic abuse!

Men experiencing a breakdown of their relationship

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Information and referral service for male victims

Towards Gender Equality.

This important research is one of the first pieces in Northern Ireland that provides evidence of the needs and experience of male victims of domestic violence and abuse in NI. It also presents evidence of the awareness of and attitudes towards these men, reviews current services and makes recommendations for change.
A copy of the report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) ‘The Involvement of men in gender equality initiatives in the European Union’ can be downloaded here

Resources for Professionals

Men’s Advisory Project is a confidential service for men experiencing domestic abuse and frontline workers supporting male victims. Over the years we’ve helped thousands of men of every sexuality and in every kind of relationship. Our advisors and counsellors offer practical advice and emotional support, and signpost to vital services to help keep victims and their children safe.

We also speak to frontline workers, family members, friends and practitioners. If you’re supporting a male victim, you’re welcome to contact us for confidential advice and information. Call and leave a message, or you can email.

Recognising the signs of domestic abuse is important for any professional in order to provide appropriate support to their peers, colleagues or employees. In the Men’s Advisory Project we know there is a stigma which surrounds domestic abuse that makes it more difficult for victims to feel comfortable confiding in the people close to them.

We also know that not all abuse is physically visible in the form of a bruise or cut; in fact, controlling behaviour and exertion of power is extremely common in domestic abuse cases too.

If you are willing to take part, please complete the short survey.

If you want to speak to us about our services or if you wish to make an appointment, you may telephone our office between 9am-5pm. You may also request further information via email.

Survey responses will be held in confidence, subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 1998.

For more information on work and research being undertaken by the Department of Justice in relation to victims and witnesses of crime please go to our webpage:

Living a life by permission

Living a life by permission is a report about research on the experiences of male victims during Covid-19. It was commissioned by Respect and carried out by Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse.

Respect Men's Advice Line Service Review

Respect Men’s Advice Line Service Review 2021/22 is a report of research based on Respect’s Men’s Advice Line, carried out by Durham University’s Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse

The Voices of Male Victims

The voices of male victims: Understanding Men’s experiences of the Men’s Advice Line is a report presenting the findings of a qualitive research project seeking to hear the views of helpline users.