Monaco explains to witnesses how to act
While the year is not yet over, 33 cases of violence against women were handed over in 2022 in Monaco.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is approaching. But if the date of November 25 makes it possible to raise awareness of this scourge which intensified during the health crisis, it is throughout the year that the Principality carries out actions. The Government works in close collaboration with the associations, the Public Security and the DASO (Social Action and Assistance Department).
This Monday, November 21, the Government and the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights presented a mini-film of 3 minutes entirely created to sensitize those around the victims to act.
This short film, to be found on Friday on Monaco info and on the Committee’s social networks, is accompanied by three short situational videos available via this link. Each video has its character: Marc, the victim’s work colleague, Henri, the couple’s neighbor who hears a violent argument, and Manuel, an acquaintance of the attacker with whom he practices a sporting activity.
What to do when you are a witness?
Several times in the selected scene, the viewer to choose from. He can intervene or abstain. “This year, we have created an educational and interactive campaign, because we want to involve society even more, and especially men, by encouraging them to make a concrete commitment to the elimination of violence”, explains Céline Cottalorda, Interministerial Delegate for Women’s Rights. The message of the campaign, which also comes in the form of posters, is as follows: “You can change history”.
In 2021, 23 acts of violence were reported by the Public Security, there were 33 in mid-November 2022, while the year is not yet over. This increase can be explained, according to Céline Cottalorda, by the liberation of speech and the number of victims who come forward: “The shame should not be on the side of the victims but on the side of the aggressors. »
The Interministerial Delegate also took advantage of this presentation to recall that national action was organized above all around legislative developments. In the boxes: a bill concerning the compensation of victims of violence. “It will be submitted very soon”she says, and should concern women, but also men and children.
To benefit from an initial hearing, victims of violence can dial 0800 91 90 10. The call is anonymous and free, 7 days a week. And to find all the mechanisms in the country relating to the problem, the application App-Elles is now available in Monaco.
A white ribbon to federate
A small novelty this year: the display of a white ribbon to be worn on November 25 to join in the fight against violence against women, which the Government and the members of the Committee have already displayed. They will be distributed free of charge at information stands set up:
- November 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Condamine market
- November 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fontvieille shopping mall.
Like last year, these stands make it possible to meet the public and communicate on the measures that exist in Monaco to help victims of domestic violence.
Will be present the services of the State intervening in the care of the victims and the member associations of the Committee. The white ribbons will also be available on November 25 in the bakeries of Monaco (Epi d’or, Costa and Mullot), which are once again associated with the Committee.