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The fight against feminicide: French government opens campaign against spouse abuse

It's a grim milestone: the 100th suspected feminicide of 2019 and we're only at the start of September. What to do to prevent feminicide in France? We ask about the 26-year-old man in the Riviera town of Cagnes-sur-Mer who's in custody after the murder of his 21-year-old partner. We also ask what to expect on the eve of a government seminar to kick off a vast campaign to stop domestic violence. What can teachers, police, courts and policy makers do? What can we ourselves do in our own lives?

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More broadly, what are France's neighbours doing? And what's really the trend in an age where we've gotten better at calling out everyday harassment, but still can't seem to prevent murder?

Produced by Andrew HILLIAR, Juliette LAURAIN and Ingri BERGO.

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