[Live] Euronews English – Femicide in France

Three women were allegedly killed by their current or former partner on the very first day of 2022.

I was on Euronews English last Tuesday to talk about the lack of government action.

Some measures were announced in 2019 (« Grenelle ») but were were not supported with enough money.

Among many other things, the police and the judicial system need to respond faster to the threats to be able to protect abused women and their children.

One example: victims are still waiting for electronic tagging for abusers to be widely used. In the last year, judges have ordered the use of electronic bracelets in less than 400 cases.

When we know that there are more than 220 000 women victims of gender violence each year, it’s obviously not enough.

What I saw over the past few years is that it’s individuals and small organisations at grassroots level that are leading the fight against women’s abuse.

They’re coming up with new ideas and they’re challenging the government to provide the mechanisms and the funds for them to be able to win this battle.

Thank you Nous Toutes, Fondation des Femmes, La Maison des femmes, Women Safe & Children, Espace Simone de Beauvoir, Sandrine Bouchait, Isabelle Steyer and so many more…

We all need you.

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