France Helps Abused Women – level 3

02-12-2019 15:00

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Paris and other French cities in a protest against domestic violence.

France has one of the highest domestic violence rates in Europe, and activists say that more than 100 women were killed by their current or former partners this year.

The French government has announced a series of new measures worth millions of dollars to help prevent domestic violence against women. The measures include tougher penalties for abusers, offenders wearing electronic bracelets, and creating 1,000 new places in shelters for women who have experienced domestic violence.

The French president, Emanuel Macron, says that he supports the measures.

Difficult words: domestic violence (aggressive behavior at home, typically towards a partner), measure (a plan of actions to achieve something), abuser (a person who treats another person badly).

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