The symbol is strong.
Activists of the #NousToutes collective took part on Saturday in "die-ins" (a
form of demonstration which consists of lying down to simulate death
) in several cities, notably in Paris and Toulouse, to denounce "the failings of the State and the legal system ”in dealing with cases of domestic violence and feminicide.
At the call of each of the victims killed by their spouse or ex-spouse since the beginning of the year, 93 women dressed in black lay down one after the other, Place de l'Hotel de Ville in Paris, to denounce violence against women. Each of them carried a sign on which was written the name of the victim and his 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 group.
In Toulouse, around thirty women, most of them young, participated in the die-in in the city center, behind the Capitol, before gathering behind a banner on which could be read: “Death to feminicides”.
"Gender-based and sexual violence against all women and the LGBT community has not declined in recent years, on the contrary," said a member of the collective over the megaphone at the Paris rally.
"It is time to stop experimenting and put in place large-scale public policies across the country," she called, demanding the release of an envelope of one billion euros to finance a public policy to combat gender-based and sexual violence.
Spain, an "example" in this area
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, Malika Khelifa, spokesperson for the collective in Haute-Garonne, recalled that Spain was "an example", especially in terms of the resources mobilized for this fight.
#NousToutes also called for demonstrations on Saturday, November 20 in Paris and throughout France, as it does every year around the International Day for the fight against violence against women (November 25).
Forty marches are planned in the country.