Emmanuel Macron in Dijon on Friday to discuss violence against women

The head of state will travel to Dijon on Friday on the occasion of the international day for the elimination of violence against women. In particular, he will discuss domestic violence.

President Emmanuel Macron is expected in Dijon on Friday for a trip on the theme of the fight against domestic violence: he will attend training with student gendarmes and will exchange with magistrates and victims, the Elysée announced on Wednesday.

This sequence, organized on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, will be an opportunity to highlight the progress made on this topic since the fight against violence against women was decreed “great cause” of the two five-year terms of Emmanuel Macron, underlined the entourage of the President of the Republic.

“The obligation to do better”

More than 90% of the measures decided at the end of the Grenelle against domestic violence, at the end of 2019, are “completely implemented”, we welcome at the Elysée, where we cite the possibility of collecting complaints at the hospital or in a “third place”, the financing of new reception structures for women, or the multiplication of prevention devices such as “serious danger telephones” and “anti-reconciliation bracelets”.

“These are not satisfactions, we have an obligation to do better, but there is a dynamic that is engaged”, we underline at the Elysée.

The National Solidarity Women Federation (FNSF), which manages the call number 3919, reported this week a 14% increase in calls in 2021, compared to 2019.

Between 10,000 and 12,000 calls per month

The hotline, which has been open 24/7 since mid-2021, receives between 10,000 and 12,000 calls monthly. Nearly one in five callers report having been threatened with death, a rate that has doubled since 2019, according to the FNSF.

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated throughout France to denounce the dysfunctions of justice in the face of gender-based violence, and to demand a “framework law” against the “impunity” of the attackers.

A few activists from the #NousToutes movement demonstrated again on Wednesday, erecting a symbolic wall of cardboard boxes in front of the former Paris courthouse, to illustrate the extent of the violence files “classified without follow-up”.

“When women file a complaint, we don’t believe them, it’s a double penalty,” Maëlle Noir, one of the #NousToutes activists, told AFP. The government is engaged in a “sprinkling of scoops, but it still lacks a comprehensive plan against violence, with a focus on prevention”, according to her.

Jeanne Bulant with AFP BFMTV journalist

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