What would you do if you had a wife who physically, verbally, and emotionally abuses you? What would do you if you feel humiliated by a controlling and abusive female partner? Is this an ideal situation? Should our society regard this as the norm?
Women aren’t the only victims of domestic violence. Men are abused by their partners a lot more often than you may think. Along with fearing they wouldn’t be believed or would be seen as weak, men often stay in abusive relationships because they feel committed to or concerned about their partners. But this should not be the norm. Abuse is about power and control, and regardless of whether the victim is a man or a woman, it is never OK.
In this episode of #HeyWomanSeries, we turn the spotlight on the men. Gender stereotypes dictate that men are in a position of power and so it is automatically assumed that only women are victims of domestic violence. Everyone – no matter their gender – deserves help.
This short film was produced by Next Page Productions with support from UNFPA Nigeria.