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Protesters in France condemn violence against women

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By Lauren Chadwick
Protesters in France condemn violence against women
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Protesters in Paris hit the streets today to condemn violence against women ahead of an international awareness day on Monday (November 25).

It comes as the number of femicides in France is already larger this year than it was in 2018. Many protesters held signs with the names of women killed by a partner or ex-partner.

At least 49,000 protesters showed up in Paris, according to the independent research firm Occurrence.

The protests follow several high profile cases in France including a woman in Alsace who was stabbed to death in front of her daughter.

The French justice department said last week that in 65% of 88 domestic violence murders or attempted in the country last year, police were notified beforehand.

The Council of Europe said in a report released on Tuesday that France had insufficiencies in its system that including flaws in its judicial processes.

The government is set to reveal the conclusions of its consultations on the issue of domestic violence on Monday.

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