A march in Paris to denounce “the government’s inaction” in the face of feminicides


At the head of the procession, activists carried white signs with the names in black letters of the victims of feminicides that occurred in 2021.

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Several hundred people took part, Friday, June 25 in the evening, in a march in Paris to denounce “government inaction” in the fight against feminicides. Gathered around signs “Silence, they are killing us”, “Not one more”, or “Complaints ignored, women killed”, the demonstrators (mostly women) marched from Place du Châtelet to the Opera.

“The fact is that we have seen an upsurge in feminicides in recent weeks, in the total indifference of the government and contempt.“, denounced a member of Collages feminicides Paris, one of the organizing collectives. “more resources for more serious danger phones, anti-reconciliation bracelets and training”. For her, the goal of the walk was also “to make visible survivors and families of victims“, and that women “reclaim the street”.

Annie, Gloria, Aurélie, Chahinez, anonymous septuagenarian … At the head of the procession, activists carried white signs with the names in black letters of the victims of violence against women or feminicides that occurred in 2021. Others demanded “thanks for Valérie Bacot”, sentenced Friday evening to a symbolic sentence for the murder of her violent husband and pimp, and left the court free. Feminicides had experienced a sharp increase in 2019, with 146 deaths recorded (25 more than in 2018). In 2020, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice, 90 women were killed by their spouse or ex-spouse.



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