The messages they stick here and there are strong.
In particular the quotes from Julie Douib, such as "They will take me seriously when I am dead" or "He is going to kill me".
This Sunday at the end of the morning, in Vaires-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne), emotion and gravity are palpable among the splicers of the feminist collective L'Amazone when, in silence, they put the letters one by one on the walls of public buildings in tribute to the child of the city, murdered on March 3, 2019 by her ex-spouse in Haute-Corse when she had filed six complaints against him.
She was 34 years old and was the mother of two children.
"It is important that we do not forget, that we mark the occasion just before the trial scheduled for June 10 to 16 in Corsica.
It is the fight of Julie, of her family.
Her parents could not be there, but they are very touched by what we do, ”comments Anissia, 28, who came from Noisiel with Marpha.
"Through these messages stuck in the streets, we are addressing everyone because domestic violence concerns everyone", explain the activists.
Arrived with bags filled with prepared letters, brushes and buckets where the glue in grains is to be diluted at the last moment in water, they are determined.
In front of the station, around 11:30 am, they are joined by Elena, 29, from Sèvres (Hauts-de-Seine), Mathilde, 21, from Melun, and Marguerite Stern, 30, from Paris, founder of the feminist movement which has become an association. in 2021.
Already 49 feminicides identified in France this year
“Hi girls! », Exchange the girls. Equipped with the same collage material, in comfortable shoes, they identify the walls. "We avoid what belongs to private property, porous walls, bus shelters that are too small ..." Ex-Femen, Marguerite Stern began her collages against feminicides just after the assassination of Julie Douib in 2019, when she was living in Marseille . She then moved to Paris, popularizing her cause now followed "throughout France, but also in Turkey, Poland, Canada, Italy, etc." "
She says: “With these messages pasted in the streets, we are addressing everyone because domestic violence concerns everyone, all social classes.
A woman dies every three days under the blows of a spouse or ex-spouse in France.
The latest, that of Doris, defenestrated at 48 years old in Colmar by her ex-spouse, is on everyone's mind.
She would be the 49th victim of femicide in France in 2021 (they were 90 in 2020 and 146 in 2019).
“There are nearly 50 of us at L'Amazone in the Paris region and around a hundred in France.
But in the country, there are thousands of women who think like us without being in the association!
», Assures Anissia.
The feminist movement L'Amazone brings together some fifty splicers in Ile-de-France.
Little by little, a first message, "Justice for Julie Douib", takes shape near the station.
Aged 72, Françoise stops, reads and approves.
“I participated in the tribute for this young woman.
She had left her partner and he killed her.
It takes guts.
Only once did my husband put his hand on me because I had come home late.
I told him:
You never do that again or I'll kick you out!
The city of Vaires has already mobilized a lot for the memory of Julie Douib by organizing tributes and giving her name to a white bench with a commemorative plaque in the name of the victim in 2020.
"Julie had alerted the gendarmes and lodged a complaint six times"
Childhood friend of Julie Douib, Céline is warned that feminist splicers put up some walls.
She tumbles into her car near the station.
" I am very touched.
It is a benevolent approach, a message for Julie and for all the other women threatened or killed by their spouse.
I expect the trial to be worthy of what her murderer committed.
It's an assassination!
He had a gun.
She had alerted the gendarmes and lodged a complaint six times.
They did not know how to protect her, ”she insists.
Disgusted, Céline had at the time written to Christophe Castaner, then Minister of the Interior, and Marlène Schiappa, Secretary of State in charge of Equality between men and women.
“They received me.
And on July 6, the Grenelle on domestic violence was launched, ”she says.
Proposals to better protect victims of violence
Not enough to convince Marguerite Stern.
“In fact, men still murder women just as much!
We are asking for a billion euros to be spread over four areas: the training of police officers to take complaints, judicial follow-up because 70% of the women killed had lodged a complaint.
remain in the cupboards, more is needed!
There are only 1,300 protection orders per year.
She also calls for places to stay for these women "when there is an emergency and it is a question of saving a life". Finally, she advocates the education of boys: "Feminicides are crimes of possession by those who refuse the departure of their spouse. They are heroines because it is an act of freedom. Men need to know it, women are not theirs. "
The group goes near the René-Goscinny college and sticks messages again.
“This is the college where Julie was and where her children are now.
They are 10 and 12 years old, ”Céline blows.
Marguerite Stern reacts.
“These are activist messages, not advertising inserts.
I think the children understand.
This can generate discussions.
Domestic violence begins with the first love affairs.
Little boys think they can own girls.
They must be educated young.
At around 12:25 a.m., a Sunday cyclist walks past the messages near the college, stops, reads them, applauds, takes a picture and sets off again, raising his fist.
"The Vairois were very affected," says Céline.