On the 1st day of 2022, three women were killed in France allegedly by a partner or ex-partner. Feminist campaigners described as an “unbearable” start to another year’s tally of violence. France is just one of many countries grappling with what the United Nations has called a global shadow pandemic of violence against women, exacerbated by Covid-19 lockdowns which saw women confined at home with their abusers, increased financial pressures for many and limited access to support. Over the past year, people take to the streets to protest over the brutal deaths of women — and in some cases, their children — at the hands of their current or former partners.
Queen Elizabeth II in a message to the nation said she wanted Camilla, the wife …