Ex-French president Hollande promotes domestic violence app

A foundation headed by former French president François Hollande awarded a grant for the development of a mobile phone app for women to seek emergency help when victims of violence, now available in several countries, as the numbers of complaints of domestic abuse have soared since the start of the home-confinement 'lockdown' measures in France due to the Covid-19 virus.

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The former French president François Hollande has spoken of his concern for women suffering domestic abuse during the lockdown, reports The Guardian.