Actions in Toulouse to fight against street harassment and violence against women
Friday, November 25 will be international day for the elimination of violence
towards women. The metropolis of Toulouse is committed to participating in the fight against violence against women, in addition to the accommodation offers. She is currently setting up the device Angela
in partnership with merchants. A network of safe places (restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, hotels, etc.) to prevent and fight against street harassment and violence. If a person feels insecure, harassed, they can find refuge in one of the partner establishments – identified by a sticker on their window – and ask for “Angela”. Traders are trained in the reception of victims thanks to a two-hour module offered by agents from the Toulouse metropolitan area.
About sixty merchants join the “Angela” network
For the moment, 64 merchants (including 17 cafes and restaurants) have succeeded in their desire to join this “Angela” network. The metropolis hopes that the network will be dense in the long term. Julie Escudier, city councillor, vice-president of the metropolis in charge of gender equality: “it is a device for citizen mobilization to secure public space and reassure women”.
Christophe Thibault, manager of the Kopi café, place du Salin in Toulouse, has joined the “Angela” network: “I have experienced this device abroad and it works. This will help people who feel in danger on the street, we can comfort them, give them the right phone numbers so that they can be taken care of by associations, we can also notify the police.
Descent on demand is generalized in buses from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
From Friday, November 25, the Descent on demand service will be extended to all 11 Linéos. This service had been on trial for a year on Linéo 1 and 2 in the evening. This system consists of offering any traveler, when they feel insecure, the possibility of getting off between two bus stops in order to be closer to their destination. Set up in the evening and at night, the on-demand descent service reassures by avoiding excessively long walks. From Friday November 25, 2022, Tisséo is rolling out this service to all Linéos in the evening, i.e. between 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. In one year, the service was used thirty times.
A meeting day on November 25 Square de Gaulle
The metropolis of Toulouse organizes Friday, November 25 a day of crossroads-meeting against violence against women
from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in the square Charles-de-Gaulle. 70 partners will be present (health, security, justice, associations). The Capitol will be illuminated in orange on the night of the 24th to the 25th (the color of the UN campaign against violence against women) and Thursday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m., a moment of meditation will be organized at the foot of the stele in memory of women victims of violence, Esplanade Alain Savary.
A sports communication campaign
A communication campaign to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in sport will be broadcast on Friday by the metropolis: 14 professional athletes from Toulouse, Blagnac, Balma, Colomiers made a clip denouncing the violence, it will be broadcast on the social networks of the communities and in particular during sporting events in November and December. Partner clubs will wear Orange T-shirts with a message “Stop violence against women and girls“. Among the clubs involved: Dauphins du Toec, Fenix handball, CA Balma, TFC, Stade Toulousain, TFH (Toulouse women’s handball), Toulouse Iron club…