Five "die-in" to denounce the 121 feminicides since the beginning of the year are organized Saturday in Republic, Châtelet, Nation, Saint-Michel and Bastille, in Paris. On the initiative of the collective #NousToutes, these rallies during which protesters lie on the streets, simulating death, are aimed at reacting the government.
"The demonstrations that took place in the past have not triggered ambitious public policies," says the feminist activist and member of #NousToutes Caroline De Haas, at the microphone of Europe 1. "So we must be more numerous, more numerous, and make more noise, to ask the government for ambitious financial means to end the violence. " Indeed, while 121 feminicides were perpetrated throughout the year 2018, this number is already reached in mid-October 2019.
"An education from an early age"
The group is therefore campaigning for "education from an early age, as is done on the issue of tobacco or road safety at school, mandatory". He also asks for "a systematic training of professionals, places of accommodation in sufficient numbers for women victims of violence, especially within the couple .... All this requires means," insists Caroline De Haas.
Beyond political motivations, Caroline De Haas believes that these "die-in" have also and above all the power to make an impression: "Every event is an opportunity to convince new people, to pass messages, to train people to the issue of sexist and sexual violence.So even if Emmanuel Macron does not hear us, it is always useful to talk about the subject, to make more and more people aware of this issue and participate in to reduce the violence in their surroundings. "