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Some 20 years after the manifesto in favour of abortion, “Le Nouvel Observateur” publishes a manifesto signed by 313 women who declare being a victim of rape.
This mobilisation aims at raising awareness on a hidden truth: each year in France, more than 75,000 women are raped, i.e. one rape each 8 minutes. Such tragedies are kept secret, because of the shame they cause, but they are or will be undergone by one out of ten women in her lifetime.
From the tennis player Isabelle Demongeot to the ex-wife of the former Prime Minister, Marie-Laure de Villepin through the writer Frédérique Hébrard, they are between 18 and 87 years old. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of them will get committed so that shame switches side.
Discover testimonies, interviews and video on Le Nouvel Observateur’s special page “Rape, the manifesto”.
Read Clémentine Autain‘s interview, author of the book “Un beau jour… Combattre le viol", published in 2011 by Indigène Editions.
On the occasion of the International day for the elimination of violence against women, three French NGOs – le Collectif féministe contre le viol (CFCV), Mix-Cité et Osez le féminisme ! – launch the campaign « Rape: shame should change sides”. Alongside the PPR Foundation, sign the manifesto so that victims no longer feel the guilt.