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Feminicide in Gironde: Dare feminism denounces “the dysfunctions of justice”

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A 31-year-old woman, mother of three, died in Mérignac, after being wounded by a gun and burned alive by her husband from whom she was separated.

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Céline Piques, spokesperson for the Dare feminism movement, denounced “the dysfunctions of justice”, Wednesday May 5 on franceinfo, after the death of a 31-year-old woman in Mérignac (Gironde). Her husband, from whom she was separated, is accused of having shot her twice before spraying her with gasoline and setting her on fire. In a press release, the public prosecutor of Bordeaux specifies that the man was already unfavorably known to justice, for acts of domestic violence. The Bordeaux criminal court sentenced him in June 2020 to 18 months in prison, 9 of which were suspended.

Céline Piques believes that recidivism in domestic violence cases is important “because the feeling of impunity is extremely strong.” For the spokesperson for the Dare the feminist movement, “The state has a responsibility in the dysfunctions of justice because the solutions, we know them. There was a series of dysfunctions in this story. He had a weapon and there whereas we had been promised during the grenelle against domestic violence that the weapons would be withdrawn from the violent partner, to protect women victims. And all this is largely lacking in the current judicial chain. “

The spokesperson for the Dare feminism movement calls for “put in words and really consider the motivation for this crime, which is a sexist crime. Céline Piques believes that “It is not a psychological treatment that we need but really a global fight against sexism in general. And above all, I think that the priority is not necessarily towards the spouses, but towards the women”.

“It’s not madness that drives these men. It’s really sexist hatred. It’s the inability to understand that their partner, the mother of their children, can live a life without them, and that, it is unbearable for them, they would rather kill her than watch her escape. “

Céline Piques, spokesperson for the Dare feminism movement

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Céline Piques calls for lessons to be learned from neighboring countries to better protect women: “You just have to look at what Spain is doing, which has a system that lists more than 50,000 women, who are really at risk. This gives the police, justice and social workers the opportunity to know the state of potential risk facing these women and to be able to react quickly. “

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