Two German states announce new hotline for male victims of domestic violence

Two German states announce new hotline for male victims of domestic violence

Ministers of Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia announced on Wednesday they have set up a hotline for men at risk of violence.

“With the hotline we hope to make an inroad in the struggle to tackle violence against men,” Bavarian Family Minister Carolina Trautner and North Rhine-Westphalia’s Equality Minister Ina Scharrenbach said in a press release, DW reports.

They called other German states to join the initiative.

Restrictions on public life have led to families spending a lot more time together at home, and German Families Minister Franziska Giffey has repeatedly warned about the impact of such restrictions on the victims of domestic violence.