Two years after the introduction of measures deemed unsatisfactory against domestic violence, dozens of associations called for a march on Saturday against violence against women: “
Impunity must end; Equality education must become a priority, ”insisted the call to demonstrate, carried by the feminist collective #NousToutes and about sixty associations, unions and political parties.
“Strong commitments” expected from presidential candidates
“Violence is not inevitable, it can stop,” assured journalists Marylie Breuil, of the #NousToutes collective, in Paris.
She said she expected presidential candidates [d’avril 2022] “Strong commitments in terms of prevention”.
The Minister for Gender Equality, Élisabeth Moreno, on Saturday defended on Europe 1 a 60% increase in the number of emergency accommodation places, the training of police officers, the installation of anti-rapprochement bracelets and emergency telephones for women victims of violence.
600 feminicides in five years
But for Sandrine Bouchait, president of the National Union of Feminicide Families present at the demonstration, “there were almost 600 women murdered during the five-year term, it was supposed to be a great national cause but the figures are almost the same as those of the previous five-year term, it’s a joke ”.
In France, some 220,000 women are victims of violence and 94,000 are raped each year, notes “We All”. Since January 1, at least 101 women have been killed by their spouse or ex.
“It is no longer possible to tolerate this violence on half of humanity,” declared the green presidential candidate Yannick Jadot, present in the procession.
Protesters are calling for more accommodation for women fleeing their abusive spouses. Currently, around 40% of victims are not offered any accommodation solution, and only 12% get a suitable place, with legal and psychological support, according to a report published Thursday by the Women’s Foundation.