Victims of domestic violence during confinement

Domestic violence:     

France’s Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa, 
has announced "temporary contact points" in shopping centers for victims of domestic violence.

The first  points will be installed in the Paris region. Ahead of this announcement it was also reported that pharmacies in France were able to be a contact point for victims of domestic violence. 

Created "in partnership with local associations, state services and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, manager of shopping centers", these " support points" will be installed in premises « allowing confidentiality »

The minister confirmed  "two" femicides had been reported since the start of confinement on March 17. "The confinement is a collective test which strikes the family and, the situation can degenerate at any time when one lives with a violent person", she adds, concluding ,  that "women victims of domestic violence may think that 'they must endure violence  during confinement ". "No! State systems are not put on hold, they are  reinforced,".




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