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President Emmanuel Macron outlines plan to tackle violence against women 

In a speech on Saturday marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Macron laid out a plan to encourage women to take action.

Published: 25th November 2017 08:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2017 08:20 PM   |  A+A-

French president Emmanuel Macron (File |AP)

By Associated Press

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron has announced an initiative to address violence and harassment against women in France, with plans aimed at erasing the sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing France's sexist culture.

In a speech on Saturday marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Macron laid out a plan to encourage women to take action, strengthen laws against offenders and educating citizens on the issue — starting from nursery school.

He said that 123 women died of violence against them in France last year. Holding a moment of silence for them, he said: "It is time for shame to change camps."



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