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LThe signatories are calling for robust measures. Seven years after the launch of the #MeToo motion, 147 personalities, together with many actresses, are calling, in a column revealed this Tuesday, May 14 in The worldto a complete legislation towards sexual violence, because the 77 opense version of the Cannes Film Festival which is below menace of latest accusations.

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There are 100 of us, but in reality, there are hundreds of thousands of us,” write the signatories of this petition additionally revealed by the day by day and initiated by The Women’s Foundation, #Metoomedia and actress Anna Mouglalis.

READ ALSO “So, are we naked under the blouse? »: when the hospital does its #MeToo Our #MeToo speeches revealed a reality shrouded in denial: sexist and sexual violence is systemic, not exceptional. However […], who really listens to us? » Among the signatories are the actresses Isabelle Adjani, Charlotte Arnould, Emmanuelle Béart, Juliette Binoche, Emma de Caunes, Judith Godrèche, Isild Le Besco, Muriel Robin, the authors Leïla Slimani, Christine Angot, Vanessa Springora, and the actor Philippe Torreton .

For seven years, we have been speaking for ourselves and for all the women, men and children who cannot do so,” they write. “ We are not numbers: women and men from all professional backgrounds, we come together to demand a comprehensive law against sexual and gender-based violence, ambitious and equipped with resources. Because despite the courage of the victims, impunity is growing. »

Clarifying the definition of rape

The signatories judge in particular “ unacceptable” that the speed of dismissal of complaints for sexual violence “ has reached the crazy rate of 94% in 2022” and warn that they now not settle for “ the announcement effects without follow-up”.

Adding just the word consent to the law will not make it possible to catch up with France's abysmal delay in this area,” they imagine, in reference to the dedication made in March by Emmanuel Macron.

The signatories ask: a complete legislation which is able to make clear, amongst different issues, the definition of rape and consent, introduce that of incest, decide serial rapists for all recognized rapes, prolong safety orders to rape victims, to facilitate the gathering of proof, to create specialised brigades, to ban investigations into the sexual previous of victims.”

READ ALSO Delinquency: sexual violence explodes amongst minorsThis legislation should additionally enable “ immediate and free access to psychotrauma care, to finally provide the financial means for this public policy and the associations that implement it,” they add.