Quebec has become the first province to launch electronic tracking bracelets that will help detect domestic violence predators.
With at least 17 Quebec women having been killed from their partners in 2021, this new initiative has been created to help save lives across the province.
According to Global News, “The province is now trying to prevent more femicides by introducing electronic monitoring bracelets for past offenders. Victims carry a small device. An alert is sent to police if the offender comes near them.”
Quebec is soon to be one of 6 places in the world to use this technology as a solution to prevent violence against women. The first country to introduce this was in Spain.
While this new initiative has yet to start in the province, it will be up to the judge to decide whether the bracelets will be necessary, in addition to consent of the victim.
“The elected members of the national assembly reacted in the best way possible, you know, following the #metoo movement, and also all those femicides, because we decided to work all together,” said Véronique Hivon.