Reachable 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 3919, a listening number for victims of domestic violence is extending its hours from June 28, under a new agreement signed on May 25 between the State and the National Federation of Solidarity Women (FNSF), which manages this device.
“From the end of June 2021, the 3919 will be accessible 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Before the end of August 2021, its time slots will be fully extended: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week“, detailed the Ministry of Equality between Women and Men in a press release.
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“All women, wherever they are”
This extension of opening hours was one of the measures decided in the context of the Grenelle on domestic violence, organized at the end of 2019 by the government. She must benefit “to all women in our country, wherever they are“, including overseas where the time difference limited until now the practical accessibility of the helpline, argued Minister Élisabeth Moreno, on the sidelines of the signing of the new agreement.
A woman dies every two or three days
“Sexism takes lives“and,”every two or three days, (…) women die from the beatings of their spouses or their ex-spouses“, she regretted.
The FNSF activists “seized of this battle before everyone even talks about it as is the case today, at a time when it was still considered a news item, a small insert in a local newspaper“, noted Élisabeth Moreno, who has repeatedly praised the work of the association.
Accessible to deaf people
This new agreement will also allow improved access for very young women and also women “of the LGBT community, women with disabilities“, added Dominique Guillien Isenmann, president of the FNSF.
Thus, the platform will be particularly accessible to people who are deaf or have language disorders.