“She also put her profession as a lawyer at the service of the emancipation of peoples. His loved ones want all his commitments to be recognized and celebrated.
Good morning. This is one of the important and expected points of Emmanuel Macron’s speech. Indeed, those close to Gisèle Halimi want all her commitments to be recognized and celebrated. She was not just a feminist activist, fighting for the legalization of abortion or the criminalization of rape: the latter put her profession as a lawyer at the service of the emancipation of peoples. She took risks, physical and reputational, to defend supporters of Algerian independence during the Algerian war. She also took up the cause, later, for Palestine. Her eldest son, Jean-Yves, had been insisting for two and a half years at the Elysée for his mother’s anti-colonial commitment to be distinguished. And this at the time when women descendants of harkis, these auxiliaries of the French army in Algeria, regretted that the historian Benjamin Stora suggested its pantheonization.