As we mark International Women's Day, we take a look at efforts to combat domestic violence. In France, just like in the rest of Europe, domestic violence remains the leading cause of death for women aged 16 to 44. By its very nature, domestic violence is hidden, meaning reaching out to victims is difficult, and part of the problem is a fear of speaking out. But one hospital in the northern French city of Boulogne-sur-Mer is taking a proactive stance to help victims, both medically and legally.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.
National Federation of Women's Solidarity