The figures for violence against women are high: 48 women have been killed since the start of 2021 and nearly 220,000 each year report being subjected to violence (only 18% of them lodge a complaint). Recent feminicides further underline the need to better protect victims of domestic violence.
the crisis line for women victims of violence , is reachable 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday , including by people who are deaf or have speech impairments. On Saturdays and Sundays, this telephone number is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be available 24 hours a day at the end of the summer.
For its part, the protection order (OP) helps protect victims of domestic violence.(new window). The National Protection Ordinance Committee (CNOP), created in June 2020, is responsible for developing this procedure. Its first activity report , published in June 2021, gives an account of its work and puts forward avenues for improving the system.
The protection order
Created by the law of July 9, 2010 , the PO is issued by the family affairs judge . It allows a probable victim of domestic violence to obtain urgently, before a possible complaint is filed:
- legal protection for herself and her children;
- measures relating to the exercise of parental authority(new window) and the allocation of housing for the couple.
The aim of the PO is not to convict the author but to protect the victim , in application of the precautionary principle . The law of December 28, 2019 has strengthened the system: it provides that the protection order is pronounced within six days of the setting of the hearing date.
Despite these provisions, the PO remained relatively unknown and little in demand. The CNOP was set up to steer it at the national level and expand its deployment. Multidisciplinary, it brings together the various actors in the protection of victims.