Domestic violence against men: prevalence, implications, and consequences
Domestic violence against men is a phenomenon that has received little attention. The literature on domestic violence in both international, local (Nigeria) literature and even within the scholarly literature and other popular media are biased against men only directed towards women and children. This article discusses the various sources of the prevalence of domestic violence against men, the dominant theoretical explanation for IPV in general, and its implications for women perpetrators and men as victims in rapport to social work profession, as well as the current evidence of the consequences of domestic violence against men, convey into social work practice.
Keywords: domestic violence, women perpetrators, men victims, social work practice.