Femicide in France

Mar 12, 2023 - 13:00
May 15, 2023 - 18:47

According to the human rights monitoring centre, France has one of the highest annual femicide rates in Europe.French women are vulnerable to their ex-spouses and former partners.Even though the number of murders of women is going up, the French government says it is striving to address the crisis.The French Ministry of the Interior has disclosed a 20% rise in femicide rates for 2021, indicating that every two and a half days, a family murder is committed in France.The murderers are unemployed men between the ages of 30 and 49.One-third of these killings are the consequence of over-consumption of alcohol, narcotics, and prescription drug abuse by French males.According to research institutes, firearms are the primary means by which French women are murdered.French women are enraged over the government's utter failure to protect their rights and safety.They hold law enforcement and the justice system accountable for their lack of protection.The French government, according to the French Women's Foundation, is not doing enough to combat violence or ensure their safety.A third of femicide victims report their killings to the police prior to their deaths, yet little is done to prevent the crimes