FRANCE SAYS FIGHTING GENDER VIOLENCE "TOP PRIORITY"

Mar 14, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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France’s gender equality minister says fighting violence against women isn’t just a top priority for French President Emmanuel Macron – it’s the top priority – And one of the first targets is street harassment.

In an interview at the United Nations, Marlene Schiappa said Wednesday that legislation she will present to the Cabinet next week – would impose stiff fines for gender-based harassment on French streets or in public transport.

She says the bill is important in both a practical and a symbolic sense – because it will help change a macho culture in France.

The proposed law also has a provision that anyone under 15 cannot consent to sex with an adult – and it extends the statute of limitations on sex crimes.

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