On November 23, 2019, on the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, we went out in the streets. At the call of the collectives #NousToutes and #NousAussi, we said no to all forms of violence.
It has been a long time since so many women had demonstrated for a feminist cause in France. On the 23rd of November 2019, 100,000 people took to the streets across France. It was beautiful, it was increible! And of course I was there. I went with Alerta Feminista, a group of Latin American activists living in France. We demonstrated with the inclusive procession #NousAussi.
I went with the pink wig of the Argentinian Socorristas and the green scarf of the feminists of Latin America. This scarf is a sign of commitment to the legalization of abortion. You find it on many people in our group.
Meanwhile, Chilean activists marched with a blindfold on their eyes, a symbol of the state violence that has befallen protesters in recent weeks, protesters who have taken to the streets against the cost of life and the government, and has caused widespread mutilations.
A few other photos of the demonstration… on the site Les Nouvelles News.
In Spain, tens of thousands of people marched across the country, in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Bilbao.
On November 25, it was the turn of the Argentines to express their voices in the streets. The Socorristas were there, of course!
Back in France: unfortunately, the result of the Grenelle of domestic violence, a consultation which began a few weeks earlier and ended on Monday 25 November, was very disappointing. Here is the press release issued on this subject by Osez le féminisme.