FRANCE

Family of femicide victim recounts a horrifying loss

Amid more than 100 instances of domestic femicide in France since the start of 2019, the Macron government has convened a conference on domestic violence to start Tuesday. But critics say the government needs to do much more. France’s minister of gender equality, Marlène Schiappa, announced that a major conference on violence against women would be convened on September 3 with a goal of reducing the 220,000 incidents of marital physical or sexual violence that happen every year in France, according to official data.