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(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire UCL Montpellier - International Day Against Violence Against Women LET'S BREAK THE PATRIARCHY! (de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Tue, 1 Dec 2020 09:28:58 +0200

November 25 is the International Day for Combating Violence Against Women by Men. Every day in France, women are victims of psychological, verbal, economic, obstetrical, gynecological, physical or sexual violence. A woman dies every 3 days murdered by her companion or her ex-companion (87 known feminicides as of November 22). 60% of women have been victims of sexual harassment at work. 4 million people in France have been victims of incestuous rape. ---- On average, the number of women who, during a year, are victims of rape and / or attempted rape is estimated at 94,000. Whether it takes place at home, at work or on the street, violence is the product of the patriarchal system. They are aggravated by the management of the health crisis, the social crisis, the ecological crisis.

Our mobilizations in recent years, in France and around the world have succeeded in bringing gender-based and sexual violence out of the shadows, and finally bringing the voice of women to the fore. However, public authorities and employers are limited to short-lived commitments. The President of the Republic appoints a Minister of the Interior accused of rape and turns his back on his so-called great national cause and men, in power or not, do not take up the issue and do not clean up in their ranks.

Patriarchy also hits LGBTI people with force: homophobia and transphobia are thus often a source of social exclusion and lead to difficult life courses, a situation worsened by the health crisis. Lesbian, bisexual, and / or transgender women are thus subject to both sexism and LGBTphobias. In several cities, initiatives around TDOR, a day celebrating the memory of trans people murdered around the world (350 known transphobic murders as of November 20), were associated with those of November 25 to show these convergences with trans struggles.

Women can also be victims of racism. Whether they are migrants or not, with or without papers, they are exposed to multiple forms of violence, insecurity, during migration and in France. The neocolonial policy of the French state worsens the situation of women in Africa, the Near and Middle East. Military interventions kill, increase chaos! Rape as a weapon of war and human trafficking are becoming commonplace.

But women are also on the front line in the struggles.

The hospital workers, the teachers, the housekeepers at the Ibis hotel, at the Mac Do's, and at H&M are fighting for their working condition and against sexist and sexual harassment at work. The devaluation of jobs with a female majority is the breeding ground for gender and sexual violence. On all continents, in Chile, Brazil, Algeria, Poland, women stand up to denounce injustices, gender and sexual violence, rape, feminicides!

Today we are in the streets to recall our fundamental right to live and work free from violence : women, now victims of violence, can be protected and the perpetrators of violence must be punished. In all living spaces, the question of violence must be raised. And processed. The Union Communiste Libertaire participates in these struggles! And we will prepare a real March 8 of struggle.A real general strike by women to say stop to abuse, violence, poverty, inequalities. A general strike by women to tell men: enough is enough, stop hurting us. To say to those who don't: get moving, don't let them do it anymore. A general strike by women to feel our strength, because if we all stop, everything stops. A general women's strike to take a day to talk to each other, to organize themselves, to prepare for the fight after. A general strike by women against violent men, against passive men, against complicit institutions, against our exploitation and finally for our emancipation.

Let us prepare the strike funds for the poorest among us. Let's talk in our clubs, our unions and our neighborhoods. Let's invent visible and powerful, strong and wild street actions. Let's refuse to be gentle and kind and let our anger explode and take it all away!

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By Sylvain Anti-patriarchy Feminist Commission Press releases UCL Luttes Sociales

Against violence against women: Confined but not gagged!
Nov 21, 2020

Women represent 39% of jobs held in the world but 54% of jobs lost as a result of Covid-19. 4 million people in France have been victims of incest, 94,000 women are victims of rape or attempted rape each year (ONDRP, 2017), 32% of women have already suffered sexual harassment at work (Ifop, 2018) and all the 2 days, a woman dies assassinated by her companion or her ex-companion[1]. Transphobic and lesbophobic insults increased by 36% in France in 2019.

This year, let's mobilize en masse for the international day against violence against women! Confined, but not gagged!

Libertarian Communist Union November 20, 2020

[1] see the list

By Sylvain Anti-patriarchate Feminist Commission Press releases UCL Social struggles Health

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