Feminicides: “die-ins” in several cities to denounce “the failings of the State”

In Paris and Toulouse in particular, activists from the collective #NousToutes took part in actions on Saturday to pay tribute to the victims of feminicides and alert on the management of cases of domestic violence.

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Actions to denounce “the failures of the State and the legal system” in the management of cases of domestic violence and feminicides. Activists of the #NousToutes collective (Haute-Garonne) took part Saturday October 16 in “die-in” in several cities, in particular in Paris and Toulouse. On the Place de l’Hotel de Ville in Paris, 93 women dressed in black lay down one after the other, each holding a sign on which was inscribed the name of the victims of femicide and their age.

“65% of these murdered women had contacted the police or the justice system, but the public authorities turned their backs on them”, denounced the collective. “It is time to stop experimenting and put in place large-scale public policies across the country”, launched a member of the collective, demanding the release of an envelope of one billion euros to finance a public policy to fight against gender-based and sexual violence.

An increase in subsidies allocated to associations, a multiplication of emergency accommodation structures and a generalization of devices such as the serious danger telephone are also demanded by #NousToutes.

In Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), around thirty women took part in the die-in in the city center, behind the Capitol. The #NousToutes collective also called for demonstrations on November 20 in Paris and throughout France, as it does every year around the International Day against Violence Against Women (November 25). About forty marches are planned in the country.

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