Let us honor our dead, protect our living
": about sixty activists drew up on Sunday January 10 in Paris a "
" for the victims of feminicides, by pasting on a wall the first names of 111 women killed in 2020.
Sarah, Virginie, Grâce, Mathilde, Claudette ... the names of the victims were displayed in black letters on a wall in the 11th arrondissement, located in a covered passage, sheltered from the elements.
In 2020, the patriarchy is still killing: 98 conjugal feminicides, 11 sex workers and 2 transgender people killed,
" proclaimed another inscription displayed in front of this memorial.
This figure of 98 feminicides - identified by the associative collective "
Feminicides by companion or ex
", is lower than the 146 officially recorded in 2019. "
But in 2020, there was much more violence
" against women, affirmed to the 'AFP Camille, one of the spokespersons of the “
” movement. According to the Minister for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa, the online reporting platform for sexual and gender-based violence recorded a 60% increase in calls from victims during the second containment compared to normal, while this increase was 40% during the first containment in spring 2020.
", perched on stepladders or trash cans to put up their posters and hang bouquets of flowers between the first names of the victims, also stuck slogans such as "
Guilty state, complicit justice
More listened to dead than alive
" , or "
Reforms before we are dead
The government is not acting enough
" against the scourge of feminicides, summed up Camille, who calls for "
money, resources for associations
", as well as a more rapid deployment of anti-rapprochement bracelets, intended to hold spouses or former spouses at a distance.
These bonding actions, carried out regularly throughout Paris and its suburbs, must also help mobilize citizens, according to her: “
We must not close our eyes: we hear the neighbor screaming, and we dare not get involved. , this is no longer possible!