Monaco to hold a series of events spotlighting violence against women and support for victims

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women later this month, Monaco’s townhall is organising a series of events and conferences that seek to raise public awareness and help victims access the best support available.  

In 2022, Monaco’s Department of Social Action and Assistance and the Association for Assistance to Victims of Criminal Offenses recorded 33 violent incidents against women. On a global scale, the World Health Organisation puts that figure at a shocking 736 million cases.  

The actual number, however, is unknown as many women don’t report the violence they have suffered, whether it be a one-off attack or a prolonged episode of abuse over weeks, months or even years. 

Since 2008, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a United Nations-led campaign, has called for activism at all levels, and encourages nations around the world to bring the issue to the forefront of public life.  

A key message of the campaign is that abuse can appear in many forms, from the physical to the psychological, and manifests itself in many ways, for example as domestic violence, rape, cyber-stalking, trafficking, forced child marriage and genital mutilation.  


Though the actual day is 25th November, the Mairie de Monaco has organised a series of events over the coming weeks that will bring this dark topic into the light.  

On 13th November at 6.30pm, the Médiathèque de Monaco will host an evening of “exchange and information” that mirrors the HELP exhibit at the AIAP art space by artist Christain Bonavia. Representatives from organisations and associations who work with victims will be present to impart important information and offer assistance to victims, whether current or past.  

The Condamine Market will be the site of the next round of events on 22nd and 23rd November, where the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights will be on the scene to raise awareness on various subjects linked to women’s rights and plights. The events will run from 9am to 1pm. 

Finally, on 23rd November at 6.30pm, the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights will present a manga on the theme of digital violence at the Médiathèque de Monaco. The animation was created in collaboration with Cédric Biscay, the founder of Shibuya Productions, who produces the popular Blitz series.   

All these actions will be held with the support of the Conseil Communal, who are invested in stopping violence in the Principality and beyond.

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