Combating violence against women

November 25, 2019

22.11.2019, France, Groupe M6

Groupe M6 focused and committed to combating violence against women, with  exceptional editorial coverage.

Since the beginning of 2019, 124 women (27 October 2019 statistics) have died at the hands of their spouse in France. The fact is alarming, and the number of victims continues to rise. To alert the government to this troubling rise in femicide, close to 2,000 people marched through the streets of Paris on the weekend of 6 July 2019. At the helm, actress Muriel Robin, who has become the spokesperson for women who are victims of abuse, said: “I ask the President this: how much is the life of a women worth?”.

From 3 September to 25 November 2019, and for the first time in France, a Grenelle forum is devoted to combating domestic violence. Groupe M6, in support of this cause, will be offering an exceptional editorial coverage from Sunday 24 November 2019.

On Sunday 24 November, in Zone Interdite (No-go Zone), Ophélie Meunier will present a documentary called Violences conjugales: ce fléau qui tue (Domestic violence: this killer scourge). The camera crew goes behind the scenes of a femicide proceeding and takes us on the judicial journeys of the victims who spoke out for the programme. That same day, Enquête Exclusive (Exclusive Investigation), presented by Bernard de La Villardière, will show Affaire Bertrand Cantat: le document inédit (Case of Betrand Cantat: the unpublished document). Those close to the Noir Désir singer, imprisoned for the manslaughter of his girlfriend Marie Trintignant, speak for the first time. Nadine Trintignant, the victim’s mother, and minister Marlène Schiappa also agreed to respond to the document. Again on Sunday, 66 minutes inside will also be broadcasting a documentary about a victim of domestic violence.

On Tuesday 26 November, the documentary Halte aux féminicides: l’histoire de Julie la numéro 30 (Stop femicide: the story of Julia number 30) will be broadcast for the first time on Téva. The channel will also be showing a new mini-series called Le monstre (The Monster) on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November, the film Arrêtez-moi (Stop me) on 25 November and a previously unseen documentary called Violences conjugales: de l’enfer à la délivrance (Domestic violence: a journey through hell and back) on Tuesday 26 November.

Throughout the week, Groupe M6 will also be covering special subjects in its 1245 and 1945 news segments.

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