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Alice Coffin (à gauche), conseillère écologiste de Paris et Sylvia Casalino (à droite), ingénieure en aérospatiale, lors d'une manifestation #MeToo Politique, le 25 novembre à Paris. (Cha Gonzalez/Libération)
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
France: An observatory of sexist and sexual violence in politics
The presidential campaign in sight. To fight against physical and psychological violence against women, the feminists behind the #MeTooPolitique movement announced on Monday February 21 the launch of an observatory on gender-based and sexual...
Socialist Anne Hidalgo (left), Republican Valerie Pécresse (center) and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are all in the running - Credits: DW
Monday, January 31, 2022
France: women candidates for presidency highlight politics' sexism problem
France has never had a woman as president. With a number of female candidates in the election race this time, could that finally change? Challenges range from a #MeToo campaign to an "invisible" barrier to the top job. Last week, Valerie Pecresse,...
Candidate officielle à la présidentielle française, Christiane Taubira veut bousculer le paysage à gauche. Crédits: Le Figaro
Monday, January 17, 2022
Former justice minister Christiane Taubira joins France's presidential race
France's former justice minister Christiane Taubira on Saturday launched her bid to unify the floundering French left and challenge President Emmanuel Macron in April presidential elections, but she faces a slew of competing candidates reluctant to...
Friday, August 17, 2018
France's gender equality Minister has already cracked down on catcalling and online abuse. She's just getting started
The first time a man stopped Marlène Schiappa and said something obscene, she was 14 years old and walking down a street in Paris’ northern 19th arrondissement. Shocked, she rushed home to her apartment and told her family. They were unsurprised. “...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
France elects record number of women to parliament
France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron's victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list. Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers,...
Monday, May 15, 2017
France: Half of Macron's legislative election candidates are women
The party of French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled the names of more than 400 candidates for the June legislative elections -- and half of them are women. At 39, Macron was sworn in on Sunday as the youngest president in France's history,...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
French women’s liberation movement founder dies
Antoinette Fouque, the co-founder the French Women’s Liberation Movement, has died at the age of 77. She died at her home in Paris between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Born in Marseille in 1936, she earned a doctorate in political...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
French MP clucking at woman in parliament sparks anger over sexism
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now...