4 October 2021 

The Women’s Rights Committee and Monegasque bakeries are joining forces to combat domestic abuse by handing out bread bags which feature the emergency and assistance telephone numbers for the Principality.

The aim of the initiative is to use an everyday item to inform people and raise public awareness. “It’s a more direct way of reaching people who might be facing situations like this and of reminding them that there are government services and other organisations that are there for them,” emphasises Céline Cottalorda, Women’s Rights Officer. “There’s also a prevention aspect to it,” she continues.“Perhaps having this bread bag in the home will provoke discussions and conversations about this issue, even if it’s not one that directly impacts the family.”

Some 150,000 bread bags will be handed out, including on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is held on 25 November each year.

The Committee would like to thank the Costa, L’Epi d’Or and Mullot bakeries for agreeing to get involved with this initiative.