Recently, a French media reported on the murder of a woman in a village and revealed that one woman is killed every three days and 118 women died of domestic violence in 2022 alone in France.
The police forces in France are known to have to be called in for as many as forty times in an hour due to violence cases against women.
The miserable plight of women in capitalist countries was brought to glaring light by the trial that was held last month. A former police officer of the London Metropolitan Police was detained and tried on suspicion of repeated rapes of a 16-year-old girl with his fellow policemen during his service with police since 2010.
Now the policemen in Britain seem to be competing with criminals in a race of committing violent crimes.
In March 2021, a policeman of the Metropolitan Police dragged a woman to a secluded place on the charge of “breaching COVID-19 regulations” and raped her to death. Another policeman was sentenced to life imprisonment on the charge of raping and committing sexual assaults on a number of women for as long as 20 years.
On the other hand, several cases of policemen charged with such crimes as sexual assaults and domestic violence are reported one after another to the consternation of the community.
The police, whose mission and duty is to maintain public order and to protect people’s safety and property, are now reduced to criminals and objects of anxiety and fear - this is the stark reality of what they call as “rules-based states” or “exemplary states of human rights”.
Unlike the West where women have become the target of domestic violence, maltreatment and discrimination, what prevails in our society is respect and high regard for women.
The Socialist Constitution, Law on Protection of the Rights of Women and the Socialist Labor Law have been adopted and state and social policies for women have been formulated, and thus ensuring the dignity and rights of the Korean women on a full scale and empowering them as contributors to social development in the true sense of the word.
The Party and the state are providing women with a happy life: modern hospitals like the Breast Cancer Research Institute of Pyongyang Maternity Hospital are being built across the country, contributing to the promotion of women’s health; and the state is taking special, and preferential measures for mothers with several children such as bringing up the children exclusively on state expenses.
Thanks to the measures taken and care directed by the Party and the state, Korean women are regarded as flowers of their life, family and the country, who have come into full bloom in a big flower garden of socialism. They are now making substantial contribution to the prosperity and development of the country, discharging their responsibility as deputies to the people’s power organs, talented scientists, artists and athletes.
They will be respected by the society and community and blossom into beautiful flowers of the country, adding vitality to the era of overall prosperity of socialism, under the loving care of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un .