Secretary of State for Gender Equality Marlène Schiappa said on Sunday “indicators” suggesting “there would be an upsurge in
domestic violence »Since the beginning of
containment. “We observe that there are + 32% of reports of domestic violence in the gendarmerie zone in one week and + 36% in the area of the Paris police headquarters in one week also,” said Marlène Schiappa
on the European antenna 1.
“These indicators tend to make us think that there will be an increase in domestic violence during this period of confinement,” which began on March 17, she added.
Fewer calls to 3919
While it announced on Saturday the establishment from Monday of “ephemeral support points” in shopping centers to accommodate victims and the release of one million euros to help associations in the field, the secretary of state said that “police custody” and “convictions” had taken place in the past two weeks for acts of domestic violence.
“Several convictions” for domestic violence since the beginning of confinement, announces Marlène Schiappa https://t.co/9ukwLslqY5
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Marlène Schiappa nevertheless acknowledged that the call number 3919 dedicated to victims received significantly fewer calls since the start of the containment period to stem the spread of
coronavirus. “It means that it is difficult to phone when you are locked up with the abuser,” she said.
To counter this problem, she announced the launch of a “campaign to publicize the platform called arrestonslesviolences.gouv.fr on which 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you have trained police and gendarmes who take reports, who launch investigations and interventions in matters of domestic violence ”.