Tens of thousands march in France in protest against the killing of women

France's government is expected on Monday to introduce measures to reduce domestic violence and the killing of women. Tens of thousands of protesters have Sa

Tens of thousands march in France in protest against the killing of women

France's government is expected on Monday to introduce measures to reduce domestic violence and the killing of women.

Tens of thousands of protesters have Saturday been on the streets in different cities in France to demand the stop of violence against and killing of women.

Since the new year, at least 116 women have been killed by their husband, partner or ekspartner, shows a statement made by the AFP news agency.

Activists from the group NousToutes (OsAlle) puts the figure higher, at 137.

- We can no longer count the number of cases where the killing of women could be avoided, write the organizers on Facebook.

The French minister of justice, ms Nicole Belloubet, have acknowledged that not enough is being done from the official team.

- Our system is working to protect these women, she said.

the Government is expected Monday to present around 40 measures, which are focused on the problem.

The French ligestillingsministerium has stated that there will be allocated 361,5 million euros (2.7 billion dollars) annually to reduce domestic violence and number of killings of women.

Official figures show that 121 women were killed by their partner or ekspartner in 2018.

It corresponds to a killing every third day.

a Year is about 220,000 French women subjected to violence in the marriage or relationship problems.

- This will be a historic march, said one of the organizers in Paris, Caroline De Haas, in the streets of the French capital was dominated by a sea of purple signs, which is the color that symbolizes the campaign.

NousToutes refers to it as "the largest march against gender-based violence in French history".

The more than 100 killings each year are committed on French women, is a very small part of a larger global context.

worldwide, approximately more than 87,000 women killed in 2017, according to figures from the united nations. Of them were more than half killed by either their spouse, boyfriend or their own family.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 20:00

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