France -- 16 women murdered  in 2019 so far

16 women have been killed by their partner or ex-partner since the beginning of the year. Now the French feminist collective of women NousToutes wants President Emmanuel Macron to act. 

Sara Saidi
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Why this story matters:

"Days are going by and women are still being killed. If we had efficient public policies, we could prevent these deaths," claims Caroline De Haas, a member of the feminist collective NousToutes. 

A website, "Ne Les Oublions Pas" (Don’t Forget Them), has just been launched by the collective and they have called upon President Emmanuel Macron to act on this issue. Another collective, "Femmes Bénévoles Anonymes" (Anonymous and Volunteer Women), has been collating instances of femicides from local newspaper articles.

Furthermore, according to Caroline de Haas, ten women from NousToutes have also created a WhatsApp group to send messages to government deputies each time a woman is killed by her (ex)partner. 

Caroline de Haas underlines that the French authorities need to offer more opportunities for women to seek protection orders to keep violent partners away. Protection orders are not really used in France: 1,300 requests are made annually in France, meanwhile in Spain, authorities issue 23,000 protection orders each year. 

Details from the story:

  • 16 women have been killed by their (ex)partner since beginning of the year.
  • The website "Ne Les Oublions Pas" (Don’t Forget Them), has just been launched by the collective to get the attention of President Emmanuel Macron and to call for action.
  • Ten women from the NousToutes collective, also created a WhatsApp group and send messages to deputies each time a woman is killed by her (ex)partner. 

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