The MHF is backing the White Ribbon campaign which is working to end male violence against women. Today — 25 November - is White Ribbon Day.
Almost half of all women in the UK experience domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking with the result that only 5% of women feel safe - 73% worry about being raped.
The campaign's statistics show that violence against women causes more deaths and disability among women aged 14-44 than cancer malaria, traffic accidents and war.
The campaign attracts support from across the community. At least 10 Premiership managers wore their ribbons over the last weekend. The campaign is hoping to build on its work with Blackburn, Derby, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
A spokesperson said: 'We are concerned about all forms of violence although our central focus is on male violence against women. Comparing violence committed by women and by men the British Crime Survey notes that the results of men's' violence is five times as likely to require medical attention. Women are four times as likely as men to fear for their lives, and three and half times more likely to be murdered by a male spouse than vice versa. We are however, also concerned by the comparatively rare acts of violence by women against men.
'We don't think that men are naturally violent and we don't think that men are bad. The majority of men are not violent. At the same time we do think that too many men have learnt to express their anger or insecurity through violence.'
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