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Survivors’ right to access emergency accommodation curtailed

27 Jul 2023


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At the beginning of July, the Haute-Garonne prefecture ended the emergency accommodation offered in Toulouse to 33 women victims of domestic violence. This is part of a national policy reducing the number of hotel nights covered for survivors of domestic violence. The women had 8 days to find an alternative before having to leave their hotels - none was offered by the prefecture. Feminist association Osez le Féminisme ! criticised the decision, saying it “directly affects women’s safety and prevents them from escaping violence”, calling on public authorities to set up of long-term accommodation for survivors.

See: Osez le Féminisme ! Instagram page