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Faced with street harassment, Marlène Schiappa wants QSRs, “neighborhoods without relous”

The Minister for Citizenship returns to the charge on the issue of street harassment. While the government’s action on the subject has sometimes received a mixed reception from feminist associations, Marlène Schiappa, who is due to go this Thursday, April 15 to Châtelet-les-Halles in Paris to present the changes planned by the government to fight against this phenomenon, gave a foretaste of these measures to “20 Minutes” in an interview published Wednesday evening. Objective stated: that of creating in particular “QSRs, unrelenting neighborhoods”.

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If the name is surprising, the Minister did not specify whether these neighborhoods allowing “For women to calmly survey the public space”, would have real boundaries.

To reach these safer areas for women, the minister announced that she wanted to launch a barometer of street harassment. Published in August, it will aim to measure the extent of the phenomenon in France, and to “Map” and identify ” the red areas street harassment ”.

Actions will be carried out in these areas, said the minister, who cited the intervention of plainclothes police. “By surprise when street harassment phenomena are observed”.

Training for police and gendarmes

The police officers who operate in these areas will also have priority to carry out specific training on street harassment that the Minister wants to create for all police officers and gendarmes.

The Minister did not give details on the means and the deadlines foreseen for this objective of the “Relentless neighborhoods”, but it is expected this Thursday on the issue.

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The appellation “Neighborhood without relous” recalls in particular the “Slack zones”, inaugurated in 2014 by the collective Stop street harassment in urban places or in bars, where awareness and prevention posters were hung.

The former Secretary of State in charge of Equality between women and men, author of the law of August 3, 2018 which penalizes “sexist outrage”, also specified that 3,023 verbalizations had been recorded since its promulgation. .

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