The Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men Elisabeth Moreno paid tribute to Magali Blandin, killed by her husband from whom she was separated.



  • Minister Elisabeth Moreno paid tribute to Magali Blandin, killed by her husband on February 11.

    The latter admitted that he "could not bear her leaving him".

  • The member of the government said she was "touched" by this tragedy and affirmed her "determination" to fight against domestic violence.

  • The number of complaints exploded in 2020 in France, more particularly in Ille-et-Vilaine.

His intervention aimed to evoke the explosion of cases of domestic violence during successive confinements.

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Sunday, the Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men could not help but have a touched thought for Magali Blandin.

The day before, the lifeless body of this 42-year-old mother of four had been found buried in a wooded area of ​​Boisgervilly, west of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine).

Her husband, from whom she had been separated since September, had just admitted having killed her with two hits of a baseball bat on February 11, on the steps of her apartment in Montfort-sur-Meu.

The defendant "couldn't stand her leaving him"

“I am, but so touched by the drama of Magali Blandin and her four children, who are orphans today because a man did not accept her leaving him.

This is feminicides.

They generally arrive because the men refuse that the women refuse the violence of which they are victims, ”declared Elisabeth Moreno on

France Info


Prosecuted for murder by spouse, Jérôme Gaillard would have admitted that he "could not bear her leaving him".

According to his lawyer Me Jean-Guillaume Le Mintier, his client “did not support the departure of Magali.

He found himself in a psychological stalemate.

He was always convinced that she would come back ”.

The thesis of feminicide was confirmed by the public prosecutor Philippe Astruc.

“We are facing domestic homicide.

There is a notion of control, of possession of the other.

It's like saying: you can't leave ”.

"What happened yesterday gives me even more determination"

Before leaving the home of Montauban-de-Bretagne to settle in Montfort-sur-Meu, the victim had lodged a complaint for domestic violence but the case was dismissed after hearing her husband.

Did society fail to protect Magali Blandin?

Sunday, many associations and activists thought so.

“There is a lot, a lot that has been done.

Since the President of the Republic decided that the cause of the five-year term would be equality between women and men, 46 measures have been put in place.

We have never talked so much about the cause of women as in the past three years.

It's in everyone's mind, ”defended the minister on France Info.

Before adding.

"What happened yesterday gives me even more determination to fight this scourge in our country."

In Ille-et-Vilaine, the number of complaints for domestic violence literally exploded in 2020, increasing by 37.7% against 8.7% for the national average.

“Since 2018, the number of procedures for violence against women has doubled in the department.

I do not want to believe that it is the number of facts which has doubled ”, explained the prosecutor.

The latter evoked better support for victims and the multiplication of campaigns to encourage people to denounce these acts to evoke this explosion.

Police officers and gendarmes recognized that the confinements had "exacerbated the tensions within family cells".


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  • Feminicide

  • Faded away

  • gender equality

  • Disappearance

  • Violence against women

  • Domestic violence

  • Murder

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