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“Women are afraid to go out into the streets”: in Lille, 2,000 people mobilized against gender-based and sexual violence


It is under a fine rain and a gray sky that 2,000 people gathered to demonstrate against sexist and sexual violence, Sunday, November 21 in Lille, at the call of the feminist collective #NousToutes. “As women, we have all been called in the street, hissed or insulted because we did not answer. We can’t leave it like that anymore ”, explains a demonstrator dressed in purple, the color symbol of the fight for equality between men and women, the day after the Parisian demonstration which brought together some 50,000 people according to the organization – 18,000 according to the prefecture.

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In the procession, another young woman, victim of incest at the age of 7, demonstrates so that the police are properly trained in the reception of victims of gender-based and sexual violence who come to lodge a complaint, explains she does in front of the “Obs” camera.

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A billion euros to fight against this violence

“Sexist and sexual violence is still a reality today”, chanted Blandine Cuvillier, member of the NousToutes association, leading the procession.

“Too many women are afraid to go out on the streets because they are victims of assault and harassment, whether at work or in public spaces. “

To put an end to this violence, the #NousToutes association is asking the next government to dedicate one billion euros of its budget to the fight against gender-based and sexual violence. “We have real proposals, now it’s up to the government to seize them and decide if the fight against gender-based and sexual violence is a priority for it. “

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