Preventing violence against women with an “exclusive” phone

by Paola Battista - 2014.09.23
Preventing violence against women with an “exclusive” phone
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To fight against femicide, France launches a new service to assist women at risk of domestic violence. It is a special phone dedicated to the urgencies and distributed on an experimental basis in August to 157 women all over the country to prevent abuse. To the first distribution, other 500 units will follow by the end of September. A mobile alarm device, apparently identical to a common cell phone so that the man does not notice the special report, equipped with an easily accessible button that will put the woman in immediate contact with an association and - if the alarm is confirmed - with the authorities. Not a toy, but a particular device not available for everyone, the Minister of Justice says. According to which not only women worthy of the so-called "téléphone très grand danger" will be carefully selected, but also that the phone use lasts only 6 months. Eventually 1 year in exceptional cases.

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