On January 23, 2021, Emmanuel Macron made a commitment to victims of sexual violence: “We believe you and you will never be alone again”. A few months later, the Independent Commission on Incest and Sexual Violence Against Children (Ciivise) was born, which is due to submit its work in December. And after ? The Commission is supposed to disappear. But for around sixty personalities, who express themselves in a column published in The worldclosing the Ciivise, “is saying to the victims: “we have heard you enough””.
Among the signatories, for example, are Eric Cantona, the philosopher Camille Froidevaux-Metterie, the singer Lio or the actresses Muriel Robin and Ludivine Sagnier, but also the president of the Women’s Foundation Anne-Cécile Mailfert, the feminist journalist Victoire Tuaillon and Emmanuelle Béart and Camille Kouchner, who both testified about the violence they suffered in their childhood.
“We have access to the media”
“Once again, society is listening” following the release of the actress’s book, underlines the forum. “So it’s true, children are raped or attacked, since personalities say so,” the signatories squeak. They underline the extent to which “Ciivise was repairing an injustice”, for the 5.5 million victims, by collecting 25,000 testimonies in two years. “Today, three to five children per class are victims of incest and condemned to silence,” notes the forum. “We have access to the media”, insist the signatories, “we are believed”.
But for anonymous victims, “the cost of maintaining this commission pales in comparison to the cost of denial. » In addition to the magnitude of the subject, the Ciivise “revealed that the end of silence is long, very long”, and that “the two years of existence of the commission cannot be enough” to take the full measure of the phenomenon. “By creating it, you have created hope. You were right. This hope cannot be disappointed,” ask the signatories.