Saturday, December 4, 2010
Fight against violence against women
On the eve of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin presented by the Council of Ministers, a review of the 2010 National Great Cause devoted to the fight against violence against women. By the end of the year, a third plane will be presented.
The text of the communication
The Minister for solidarity and social cohesion presented an overview of the major national cause in 2010, this year dedicated to the fight against violence against women.
140 women died at the hands of their partners in 2009 (against 157 in 2008).
Since 2007, the Government has strongly mobilized to combat this phenomenon. The control plan 2008-2010 has enabled to put in place in 36 departments, a "referent violence" and experience the establishment of foster homes for abused women.
In 2010, the Government has acted in three directions:
1. awareness among the general public, raising awareness of the number of listening national anonymous unique "domestic violence info" (39-19), which handles 80 000 calls per year. In 2010, its scope was extended to all forms of violence against women: female genital mutilation, forced marriages, rape and sexual assault ... In addition, the site "www.stop-violences-femmes.gouv.fr" has been fully redesigned to allow victims to quickly identify the structures of care closest to home;
2. better protection of children, thanks to measures prescribed by the Act of July 9, 2010, which can act on the exercise of parental authority, enjoyment of conjugal rights and contribution to household expenses, a campaign specific sensitization has also been launched;
3. a significant strengthening of the protection of victims: the law of July 9, 2010 provides for the possibility of using electronic monitoring device to ensure the effectiveness of removal of the perpetrator of violence within the couple; it established the crime of psychological violence and victim protection order allowing the eviction of the violent partner from the family home.
The Government will propose by the end of this year, a third plan to combat violence against women (2011-2013).