French gender equality minister on helping victims of domestic violence during lockdown

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Marlène Schiappa, France’s minister for gender equality, discussed the rise in domestic violence during the country’s Covid-19 lockdown and the measures taken by the French government in response.

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