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Towards an organic law on sexual violence? This is what 147 personalities ask

In an article published on Tuesday 14 May, 147 people from different backgrounds call for a comprehensive law on sexual violence that is “ambitious” and “resourced”.

“We are 100, but in reality we are hundreds of thousands. » Tuesday 14 May, in the columns of Le Monde, 147 personalities, including the actresses Anna Mouglalis, Charlotte Arnould, Emmanuelle Béart, Juliette Binoche, Judith Godrèche and Isild Le Besco, but also the authors Leila Slimani, Christine Angot and Vanessa Springora, published a challenging article a comprehensive law against sexual violence.

End impunity

“Who really listens to us? » ask the signatories, noting the still consolidated impunity of the attackers and the inertia of the public authorities. “Our #MeToo conversations have revealed a reality shrouded in denial: sexist and sexual violence is systemic, not exceptional. However, one case seems to be chasing another, who really listens to us? “.

The signatories recall a quantified reality “unacceptable” : in 2022, the rate of rejection of sexual assault complaints has “reaches the crazy rate of 94% “. The signatories criticize “The announcement has no follow-up effects » from the government, and notify it “The addition of the word consent in the law will not make it possible to make up for France’s abysmal delay in this area », as Emmanuel Macron pledged last March.


For an ambitious and well-resourced law

“We are not numbers: women and men, of all professional backgrounds, we come together to ask an ambitious and well-resourced comprehensive law against sexual and gender-based violence. Because despite the courage of the victims, it is impunity that is growing” platform signatories abound. This law must respond to challenges:

We demand a comprehensive law that clarifies, among other things, the definitions of “rape” and “consent”, introduces the definition of “incest”, prosecutes serial rapists for all known rapes, expands protection orders for rape victims , facilitate the collection of evidence, create specialized brigades, prohibit investigations into the sexual past of victims, allow immediate and free access to treatment for psychotrauma, and finally provide financial resources for this public policy and the associations that implement it.


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Source: Madmoizelle

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