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The former French president François Hollande has spoken of his concern for women suffering domestic abuse during the lockdown, as he endorsed a new app to help female victims of violence.
In an interview with the Guardian, Hollande called for schoolchildren to be taught that violence at home was unacceptable but that it affected every social group. “There’s this idea that it’s just a problem in working-class settings or immigrant areas, but this is so wrong. It happens in all types of families,” he said.
For too long violence against women has been pushed aside because it was considered part of the personal, the private, and not something that concerned society.”
The coronavirus death toll in the Philippines has passed 700 as the country recorded eight new fatalities.
Confirmed Covid-19 infections increased by 147 to 10,610, the country’s health ministry reported. Meanwhile, 108 recovered, bringing total recoveries to 1,842. The country recorded eight new coronavirus deaths, with the total climbing to 704, the health ministry said in a bulletin.