France: Macron vows to curb violence against women

Emmanuel Macron has promised a variety of measures to fight violence against women, ranging from spot fines for cat-calling to training to public sector professionals to recognize abuse, but many in France see these steps are just a beginning.

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    President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of measures to tackle sexual violence.

    Rallies have been held in France and across the world to highlight crimes against women.

    It's part of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Paris.


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