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Udon't wave #MeToo within the military. The problems with sexual violence within the military have been addressed by the deputy for Maine-et-Loire, Laëtitia Saint-Paul, after the testimony of a soldier on the sexual assaults of which she was the sufferer throughout missions at sea. According to RTL data, a round was revealed this Thursday, March 28 throughout the Ministry of the Armed Forces, to point the motion to be taken within the occasion of sexual assault and to assist victims.

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In this round, it’s recalled that “any mention of violence of a sexual or sexist nature, committed in a military enclosure or outside, must be the subject of a report and systematic treatment by the command and/or hierarchical authorities, as long as it involves military or civilian personnel.”

The ministry additionally affirms that “precautionary measures must be taken” within the occasion of “suspicions of rape and sexual assault” and requires “the suspension of the functions of the agent or soldier in question”.

Weekly assaults by a colleague

This round was revealed after Laëtitia Saint-Paul, the primary energetic soldier to take a seat within the National Assembly since 1918, indicated her intention to mobilize the federal government on sexist and misogynistic conduct within the military, because the publication within the press of the testimony of Manon Dubois.

With France Bleu, the 23-year-old younger lady spoke concerning the assaults she suffered as a navy recruit, which she joined when she got here of age. The younger lady explains that she was attacked weekly, for greater than a 12 months, by one other soldier once they have been on a ship in Brest.

She filed a criticism in 2021 in opposition to her attacker. He was punished with ten days of arrest and the duty to observe a course to fight sexism and violence in opposition to girls. He was additionally fined 600 euros.

The story of this younger navy recruit, whom she has since left, triggered a wave of comparable testimonies all through France.

100 stories in a single week

In the columns of World, Laëtitia Saint-Paul explains having requested an investigation from Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armed Forces, earlier than receiving a wave of testimonies. “It’s very simple, in a few days, my mailbox became the “#MeToo of the armies”,” she says.

MP Renaissance additionally spoke with the Minister answerable for Equality between men and women Aurore Bergé. This alternate led to the creation of an electronic mail field to obtain testimonies. According to RTL, over the previous week, 100 and twenty stories have been recorded.

According to the report from Thémis, a unit created in 2014 by the Ministry of the Armed Forces to fight sexual assault specifically, 220 stories have been despatched in 2022.


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