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The Campaign Against Violence to Women on November 25, 2021: “Violence, we must already be aware of it”

The Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights presented at the Beaux-Arts cinema its new campaign, carried out in the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which takes place on 25 November.

The objective of this day is to raise public awareness of the fight against violence against women and to remind people of the measures that are in place in the Principality.

Céline Cottalorda, Interministerial Delegate for Women’s Rights said that “Last year, we targeted violence within the household because it is in the majority there. This year, we want to give the keys to decipher the mechanisms of manipulation of the perpetrators and show that violence can take different forms: psychological, verbal, sexual, economic or physical ”.

Indeed, the campaign emphasizes awareness of violence by the victims themselves but also by family and friends with a message: To escape violence, we must already be aware that we are dealing with it. 

“On the basis of testimonies of victims, we realize that often the first signs of violence are hardly visible or that we do not want to see them, and then there is a real hold that is being put in place of which it is very important and difficult to get out, ”says Céline Cottalorda.

The 2021 campaign is being rolled out with several actions

A mini fiction film for everyone to discover from Thursday, November 25 on Monaco Info and on social networks. This film, made like a documentary, features 9 women and shows the manipulation that is gradually taking place to arrive at more tragic situations.

A poster campaign in town and in the Fontvieille shopping mall in particular.

A local operation with the installation of stands in the Fontvieille shopping mall on Friday November 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This action aims to touch the public in order to raise awareness of the mechanisms in force and the stakeholders in the Principality. 

The main actors taking care of the victims will be present:

  • State services including DASO and Public Security associated with AVIP, which receives, informs and supports victims;
  • SheCan HeCan and Fight Aids Monaco for the operation “Non à la violence / No to violence” inviting men to take action against violence by coming to have their picture taken at the booth;
  • Soroptimist Club, Aux cœurs des mots, Zonta Club Monaco and Femmes Leaders Mondiales Monaco will also welcome the public on a stand.

Other operations put in place by partners of the Committee will take part: 

  • Women World Leaders Monaco through a poster campaign on the Principality’s buses;
  • Zonta Club Monaco will install tarpaulins on public benches and shoes on the stairs of St Charles Church;
  • Carrefour cashiers will wear a badge in the colours of the Committee in order to be associated with this day.

Finally, several public buildings will be illuminated in orange on the evening of November 25: the Prince’s Palace, National Council and the Oceanographic Museum.

Céline Cottalorda underlined the importance of this general mobilization which reinforces the impact of this day and thanked all the actors and actresses who agreed to participate voluntarily in the campaign as well as all the associative or institutional partners.

Information and Useful Numbers 

Information on the Committee’s website:

Useful numbers & emergency numbers:

Firefighters: 18 or 112 | Police: 17

Information number, anonymous and free 7/7: 0800 91 90 10

AVIP: | 93 25 00 07

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