Ice-cold figures behind domestic violence in UK and France
Domestic violence remains a scourge in France, the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world with figures that give chills in the back.
In France, 109 feminicides in 2017, already 30 since the beginning of the year. Ice-cold figures behind women victims of their spouse or ex-mate.
According to the studies, the crimes are mainly at home: the couple, the victim or the perpetrator. An argument (32%) or separation (26%) are among the main motives.
On average, the number of women aged between 18 and 75 who are physically and / or sexually abused by their former or current intimate partner is estimated at 219,000 women. The author of this violence is the husband, concubine, pacsé, boyfriend; old or current; cohabiting or not.
3 out of 4 women victims report repeated occurrences
8 out of 10 women claim to have also been subjected to psychological abuse or verbal aggression
In United Kingdom, the latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales show a little change in the prevalence of domestic abuse in recent years. In the year ending March 2018, an estimated 2.0 million adults aged 16 to 59 in the last year (1.3 million women, 695,000 men).
The police recorded 599,549 domestic abuse-related crimes in the year ending March 2018. This was an increase of 23% from the previous year.
In view of all the above, it seems essential and oppuntun for the team of GNIONKONTY to appeal to an awakening of consciousness among the major players that are mainly women and men.
From there came the idea of organizing a conference on domestic violence in the Ivorian community of the United Kingdom, from which we come. The conference will be hosted by Reverend Pastor Eddie Nelson, from Evangelic Church.
The event date selected for this 2019 edition is Saturday 13 July, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm