The idea of this unprecedented study comes from Words of Women of the city of Gaillac, an association specializing in the care for women victims of violence and as its President, Elisabeth Fournier, explains "this work was important to us." This Association of the Tarn has gathered 11 member associations of Solidarité Femmes, 3 in the Pays de Loire and 8 in the Midi-Pyrénées. They then carried out a study based on the situation of 730 women in 2011/2012 and 1134 women in 2014 in the two regions. The objective was to make the general public aware of what was still very invisible.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.