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The Foreign Ministry assured the French government on Saturday that the fight against sexual violence and sexism is a “priority for the French government” after UN experts called on France to “act urgently” to protect children and their mothers.

The Quai d'Orsay said in a statement that “France is taking note” of the invitation. “The President of the Republic wanted to create an independent commission on sexual violence and sexual violence against children in 2021. The new plan to combat violence against children 2023-2027 reflects the commitment of the French government,” the press release added.

Independent UN Experts on Friday called on France to “act urgently” to protect children against sexism and support their mothers, a warning welcomed by French associations.

“Despite credible allegations of sexual abuse and sexual violence against children, France has not paid much attention to precautionary policies and the best interests of children,” these experts, mandated by the UN Human Rights Council, charged, but did not speak on their behalf. The organization itself.

Experts rely on three cases where mothers accused of sexual or physical and psychological violence were prosecuted for having children from their respective fathers.

“On the basis of the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary, the government cannot challenge the power of res judicata by independent judges,” replies the Quai d'Orsay.

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