- Emmanuel Macron announced in December the establishment of a platform “so that people can denounce discrimination in a very simple, unique and national way”.
- The Antidiscriminations.fr site is launched on February 12, accompanied by number 39 28.
- This new tool should very quickly be supplemented by two others, a citizen consultation on discrimination and an index of diversity in companies, both launched by the Minister for Equality, Elisabeth Moreno.
It was a promise from the Head of State: in his interview with Brut on December 4, Emmanuel Macron announced the establishment of a platform “so that people can denounce in a very simple, unique and national way” discrimination. It’s now done: the site Antidiscriminations.fr is launched this February 12, accompanied by number 39 28.
People who consider themselves victims of discrimination will therefore be able to use these tools to find out whether this is indeed the case – discrimination, which is defined as unfavorable treatment, in a specific situation (work, access to a service or to housing in particular ) are often confused with other offenses, such as hate speech or violence. People can then benefit from legal support or mediation.
For example, 23% of working people in France say they have been victims of discrimination or discriminatory harassment in employment, according to a survey by the Defender of Rights. But very few of the people who consider themselves discriminated against take action: they are not than 12% to have done so among those who have experienced discrimination because of their origin.
Like the Stop Violence platform, Antidiscriminations.fr wants to put an end to impunity on discrimination, all forms of discrimination, by simplifying reporting procedures. And then with a more pragmatic treatment of these situations, without necessarily going through the “trial” box, as the defender of rights Claire Hédon explains in our columns, at the head of the institution that drives the platform.
A major stake
But facilitating reporting, nonetheless, will not be enough to deal with the problem, if it is not addressed upstream, by changing mentalities, and if downstream, legal procedures fail. ” The platform antidiscriminations.fr is not the only way to fight against discrimination, ”recognizes the Defender of Rights, who wants to train legal professionals, among others.
Emmanuel Macron wishes to establish the fight against “all inequalities and discrimination” as a major issue at the end of his mandate. The previous government initiative, the anti-discrimination brigade, launched in April 2019, had been denounced by certain associations as a “coup de com”. This new tool seems to be on a larger scale, and should very quickly be supplemented by two others, a citizen consultation on discrimination and a corporate diversity index, both launched by the Minister for Equality, Elisabeth Moreno. Will they be enough to restore the confidence of young French women and men?
Source: 20Minutes – Une by www.20minutes.fr.
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