This Tuesday, March 8, on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, Angeline C.-F., 54, settled in front of the gates of the Bastia court, to begin her first day of hunger strike.Victim of domestic violence, this woman who extricated herself from her attacker and broke the law of silence, has been struggling for 12 years for justice to be done to her.
Supported by relatives and associations such as Femmes Solidaires, Angeline did not choose this date at random. She wishes to show that through the symbols of well-meaning, women’s rights "are flouted and neglected".
She remembers, with a lump in her throat and watery eyes, that day in April 2010, when she escaped from her home. Resigned, she had grown accustomed to this penance. But when harmful words turned into hurts turned into blows, Angeline, mother of a 12-year-old boy at the time, bravely fled. Thinking she was followed from her executioner, she took refuge with the competent authorities to ascertain the facts. Years of procedures and wandering followed. Angeline had to leave Corsica for security reasons. Silent justice in the face of her situation plunges this woman into misunderstanding.
"Deeply traumatized", she hopes that this act will generate "a real collective awareness so that abused women are protected before their bodies are found inert".
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.