Domestic violence: Elisabeth Borne announces 10,000 accommodation places available by the end of the year

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Traveling to Essonne, the Prime Minister, accompanied in particular by the Keeper of the Seals, added that the number of specialized investigators was to be doubled.

On the occasion of the three years of the Grenelle of domestic violence, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, accompanied in particular by the Keeper of the Stamps Éric Dupond-Moretti, traveled to Essonne, together with associations that support women victims of violence conjugal.

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“90% of the Grenelle measures are in force. They are progress. But as long as there is violence, the fight does not stop, ”he said in front of the cameras. And for cause. According to figures released a week ago by the Ministry of the Interior, 122 women were killed by their spouse in 2021, 20% more than in 2020.

“We are going to intensify our action,” the Prime Minister announced.

Improve the collection of the complaint

First announcement, the continuation of the openings of accommodation places. “By the end of this year we will have 10,000 operational accommodation places. 1,000 more than planned”, said Elisabeth Borne. In 2023, the effort will continue, with an additional 1,000 places open.

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Improving the collection of complaints is also in the sights of the Government, while many women have said that they have had to face police or gendarmes who were sometimes suspicious of their statements, when they were not insulting.

157,000 police officers and gendarmes have already been trained to collect the words of female victims. And the effort will continue. The government said on Friday that the number of investigators specializing in domestic violence would be doubled, as well as the police presence on the street. To support them, the social workers present alongside them will also be reinforced.

To engage Parliament, a mission will be entrusted to parliamentarians, which will aim to “see how we can move forward to make legal action more readable, responsive and efficient.” This mission will last for six months, starting at the end of the month.

Establishment of an interdepartmental committee

Finally, Elisabeth Borne has declared that she will chair “in the coming months” an interministerial committee for equality between women and men. The latter will be an opportunity to discuss the “new beginning package”, a device intended to facilitate the exit from the marital home for women who are victims of violence by their spouse.

“I led the fight against domestic violence as prefect, I continue to lead it as prime minister,” said Élisabeth Borne.

Author: Julius Fresard
Source: BFM TV

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