On Friday 25th November, the Principality of Monaco will stand shoulder to shoulder with countries around the world as it promotes the UN initiative of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The awareness campaign is being bolstered by a range of marketing supports, which you will notice around the principality. Two are featured here, both with the tag line Ça commence toujours avec une belle histoire (It always begins with a love story) and then respectively with the hard-hitting titles Ici je suis tombée amoureuse (I fell in love) and Ici j'ai eu mon premier coup de foudre (literally: Here I felt the first hit of love).
At 6pm, a seminar on the subject will be hosted at the Auditorium du Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco and led by professor Alessandra Kustermann, an obstetrician and gynaecologist with extensive experience in helping women affected by violence and violent crime.
The same date will also mark the launch of a dedicated support line for victims of domestic violence in the principality. Anonymous and free to contact, the organisation can be reached at 116.919.