146 women were killed by their partner or ex-partner in 2019 in France, according to government figures.
The names of 122 women murdered by men over the past year in France were plastered onto a Paris wall on Sunday night as part of a memorial to mark the first year of a poster campaign that has put the country’s femicide crisis in the spotlight.
The slogans often lay bare the stark details of victims’ stories.
On Sunday, the activists returned to the site of one of their first posters to erect the memorial to the 122 women killed since the movement began.
“Her name was torn down so we decided to come back here specifically to show that we cannot tear down the names of these women.
“It is a place that is symbolic for us, it is a place of memorial.
The French government unveiled measures last year to tackle the issue but campaigners say more needs to be done. »