A source from BFM TV shared this information, that as per the ministry of interior, violence conjugal has increased between 32 and 36% in France since the beginning of confinement.
To face this situation, and because it is not always easy for the victims of violence to go to the police station, a new system has been put in place, where a victim of a family violence can speak to their pharmaciens, and who inturn, will alert the police.
Three important numbers to retain:
3919 : this is a number for women, who are victim of conjugal violence and can be called from monday to saturday, 9am to 7pm.
119 : national number to support children in distress, open 24x7.
17: telephone number to connect to the police, open 24x7.
The French home minister Christophe Castaner also spoke about a code word, "masque 19" which a lady can use to alert her pharmacien, in case she is having her husband with her while visiting the pharmaciie. There is also a new website on this.
Sourav Choudhury is a social entrepreneur living in France since 2003 and working for the cause of Indian community of France, since 2007. He is founder of multiple projects: the largest social network of the Indian community of France, a French language school for english speaking expatriates, this website, and few other projects.