Protect the living, honour the dead: Ending violence against women in France
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Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we bring you a special documentary on the scourge of domestic violence. Every year in France, more than 220,000 women are victims of violence inflicted by a partner or ex-partner. This abuse usually takes place behind closed doors and takes many forms: beatings, rapes, genital mutilations, kidnappings. Tragically, 2019 saw more than 150 femicides. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Mélina Huet followed four women – a policewoman, a lawyer, a gynaecologist and an activist – who are trying to change the status quo.