Tens of hundreds march in France to sentence home violence

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Demonstrators carry indicators to protest femicide and violence towards girls in Paris, France, November 23, 2019. Information/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Information) – Tens of hundreds of individuals took the streets of Paris and different French cities on Saturday to protest towards home violence, after greater than 130 girls are believed to have been killed by their companion or ex-partner in France this 12 months.

In Paris, the principally feminine activists chanted “Abuser, you’ve had it, girls are on the street” and held purple placards bearing the names of feminine victims and slogans similar to “not one other homicide extra”.

Purple is a symbolic shade utilized by the ladies’s rights motion.

The demonstrations, led by the #NousToutes affiliation, befell two days earlier than the federal government is because of publish the outcomes of an investigation into home violence.

A Council of Europe professional group on home violence (GREVIO) mentioned this week France wanted to supply higher safety for victims and their youngsters and simpler anti-violence measures.

“We can’t proceed to simply accept that ladies are being murdered in the present day with whole impunity. The state should do its job to ensure the safety of all girls on this nation,” #NousToutes activist Karine Plassard advised Information in Paris.

Different marches befell in French cities similar to Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Lille.

“There’s far an excessive amount of violence towards girls all over the place in society, at work, in our intimate lives,” mentioned Paris demonstrator Pauline, 28. “The masculine a part of the inhabitants should concentrate on what they’re doing to the opposite half.”

Reporting by Michaela Cabrera and Simon Carraud; writing by Sybille de La Hamaide, modifying by Alexandra Hudson