Women's rights The elected officials, from the three groups of deputies constituting the presidential camp, salute “his unfailing courage” and “all of his humanist struggles”
The lawyer, feminist activist and French politician of Tunisian origin, Gisele Halimi (real name Zeiza Gisele Elise Taieb) on the set of the television show "On en parle" ( LCI ) for the promotion of his book, "Never resign yourself", published by Plon. Paris, FRANCE – 01/21/2009 — IBO/SIPA
A seventh woman in the Pantheon? Seventy-six deputies from the majority asked Friday at; Emmanuel Macron the pantheonization of Gisèle Halimi, at on the occasion of the international day against violence against women and the day after a vote by the Assembly for the constitutionalization of abortion.
“In too many countries, women’s rights are crumbling a little more every day under the weight of growing conservatism and obscurantism,” writes Renaissance MP for Gironde Sophie Panonacle and 75 of her colleagues, signatories of a letter to the Head of State so that “Gisèle Halimi can be the seventh woman in the Pantheon”, and “Join wrestling sister Simone Veil” “Gisele Halimi was one of those who we owe so much. Brilliant lawyer, feminist activist and former MP, the one for whom injustice was intolerable, devoted her life to stand up for the poor, the oppressed and women,” The elected officials, coming from the three groups of deputies constituting the presidential camp (Renaissance, Horizons, MoDem), salute “his unfailing courage” and “all of his humanist struggles”.
Lawyer then MP
Lawyer, politician and writer, Gisèle Halimi, who passed away on July 28, 2020 in St. 93 years old, has made her life a fight for women's rights, marked; by a resounding trial in 1972. She then defended, before the criminal court of Bobigny, in the Paris region, Marie-Claire Chevalier, a minor accused of having resorted to an abortion after being victim of rape. She obtains the release of the young woman and manages to; mobilize opinion, paving the way for the decriminalization of abortion, beginning of 1975. Elected to Parliament in 1981, she continued the fight the Assembly, this time for the reimbursement of voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVG), finally voted; in 1982. She has also been one of the main voices for the defense of militants of the National Liberation Front (FLN) and denounces the use of torture by French soldiers in Algeria.
Requested to; Several times by feminist associations and political leaders, its pantheonization has come up against these last few years. reluctance to the Elysée, because of its position on the Algerian war and its defense of FLN militants, deemed too divisive, according to members of the president’s entourage.