April 24, 2015

2nd International Forum on Domestic Violence

Please join us for this upcoming informational session to raise the general awareness about domestic violence:

This Thursday evening, May 7, a WICE-sponsored event, the 2nd International Forum on Domestic Violence for the English speaking community will take place at the American Church of Paris.  It has been organized by WICE volunteer and Board member, Jill Bourdais (read here for more info about Jill) whose other volunteer commitment is to women who are being or who have been abused in their partner relationships.

Some 40 English speaking women have attended her free victim support group meetings over the past few years.  Recent official statistics estimate that one out of ten women in France is subjected to domestic violence, and some 170 of those are killed per year by their abusers. Many abused women are fearful of pressing charges, and this informational forum will focus on what actually happens when women try to use the justice and social systems to get help for themselves.  Several lawyers, a court-approved psychologist, the head of a shelter, and possibly a judge will be among the panelists.

The event is free, but registration is requested at: parisdvforum@gmail.com

Time:           6:30 -10 p.m. 
Date:           Thursday, May 7, 2015

Location:    American Church of Paris
                    65 Quai d’Orsay ,75007 Paris

For more information, please read: 2nd International Forum on Domestic Violence.