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violence against women

Quebec is taking a new approach to the fight against domestic violence and femicides by introducing tracking bracelets designed to keep violent partners away from victims.

Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday, where she mentioned the troubling number of femicides in Quebec over the past year — an amount she said "traumatized" Quebecers.

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Over the past year, two Quebecers, Florence-Olivia and Marie-Emmanuelle Genesse, started The.SisOfficial platform on both TikTok and Instagram, where they share information from their research on violence against women.

One of their TikTok videos, which showcased a hand gesture for individuals to use when they're experiencing violence at home, went viral and was shared with a caption saying, "This can save lives." And it turns out it did.

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