Thousands demonstrate in France to stop violence against women


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Thousands took to the streets in France demanding that the government do more to stop violence against women that includes more than a hundred cases of women killed by their partners. The protests are part of a week of global actions marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Demonstrations took place in about 60 towns and cities in France as well as some of overseas terrorities and departments. Image from Nous Toutes

Here are photos and posters from some of the demonstrations.

A scene from Paris where organizers said that 50,000 marched. Photo by Dea Drndarska

The collective Nous Tous mobilizes 300 demonstrators in Niort. Photo from La Nouvelle Republique

At Chartres the demonstration was organized by the Collective Nous Toutes 28. Photo by agence de Chartres, published by l’Echo Republicain

Hundreds marched in Valenciennes. Photo from va-infos

In Reims the demonstration was organized by the feminist collective Nous Toutes de la Marne. Photo from France Bleu

The march in Marmande (Lot et Garonne), organized by the association SOS Accueil Mamans enfants mobilized about 50 participants. Photo by Camille Groc pubished by Sud Ouest

Over 200 marched in Perpignan. Photo by Claire Guédon, published by France Bleu

In Metz some of the 400 demonstrators lay down on the street to symbolize the 101 victims of femicide. Photo by Juliette Mylie, copyright Radio France, published by France Bleu


Over a thousand took part in the demonstration in Montpellier, organized by Nous Toutes 34 with planning familial, le Scum, SOS homophobie, etc. Photo by Richard de Hullessen, published by Midi Libre

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In Rodez the demonstration was organized by Nous Toutes 12 including Attazc, FSU, CGT, Solidaires, Unsa, etc. Photo from Centre Presse Aveyron

Nous Toutes Upec mobilized over 40 persons at the University of Créteil. Photo by Delphine Dauvergne published by actu-val de marne.

Scene from the demonstration in Bourg-en-Bresse. Photo by Cecile Chambon and Le Progres

Poster for the march in Coulaines, a “marche nordique” to stop conjugal violence. Published by Ouest France

Florie, co-founder of the feminist association La Mèche shows the poster for the demonstration in Agen. Photo from La Depeche

The demonstration in Remiremont (Vosges) was initiated by two teachers, Sabine Cavalli and Sèverine Bernard. Photo VM/Léa Didier published by Vosges Matin

In Moselle-Nord, the mayors of the towns of Yutz, Maom and Rochonvillers co-organized the demonstration to take place 25 November in Yutz. Photo by DR published by La Semaine

On the island of Réunion, a march will take place on November 27. Photo from Clicanoo

Here is the poster from St Martin, French collectivity in the Caribbean. Photo from St Martin Week