The Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights has publicised two new ways in which women who are suffering physical violence during lockdown can call for help.
Incidents can be reported at Monaco pharmacies, where the staff are ready to help. The Public Security service has also set up an email address, email@example.com, which can be used as well as the 17 emergency number and 93 15 30 15. This service is accessible 24 hours a day for emergency situations related to violence.
In a press release, the Government said that social distancing does not stop concerned neighbours from helping: “If you witness violence, if you hear a beating, shouting, crying, or if a violent argument escalates, you can help by calling 17. It is a gesture that can save a life. On the other hand, you must call the police and not try to intervene directly,” said Rémy Lejuste, Chief Police Commissioner.
More information about the services available can be found at: www.dfm.mc and on www.covid19.mc and on social networks via # COVID19, # ViolencesFemmesJ’agis #DFM