Saturday, December 4

March against violence against women: what route in Paris?

After bringing together thousands of people in 2018 and 2019, the purple wave is returning to Paris with the same objective: to fight against gender-based and sexual violence against women.

The Nous Tous collective, joined by other associations, is meeting this Saturday, November 20 in several cities in France to say “STOP sexist and sexual violence committed against women, children, transgender people as well as people of the LGBTQIA + community, ”writes the collective on its Twitter account.

In Paris, the procession will start at 2 p.m. from Place de la République and take the direction of Place de la Nation via Boulevard Voltaire (11th).

In total, some 220,000 women are victims of violence each year, 94,000 are raped and 102 have been killed by their spouse or ex-spouse since the beginning of the year, as revealed by #NousToutes. However, only 1% of this violence has been condemned in France according to Anne-Cécile Mailfert, President of the Women’s Foundation.

“Ridiculous” means

With these demonstrations, the activists hope to “cry out their anger”, but also to challenge the candidates for the presidential election and “to denounce the gap” between the “speeches (of the public authorities) and the reality”, affirmed to AFP Marylie Breuil, from the feminist collective #NousToutes.

The means deployed against violence against women and feminicides are “derisory”, despite the progress recorded since the “Grenelle” at the end of 2019, deplores Marylie Breuil.

On November 25, a place will be inaugurated in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, rue Berbier du Mets, in tribute to the victims of gender-based and sexual violence.

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