The Secretary of State for Children and Families, Adrien Taquet, announced the creation in the fall of an “independent commission on sexual violence against children”, in an interview with Sunday newspaper.
This body, “with its own budget, will be made up of magistrates, doctors, psychologists and sociologists”, on the model of that set up by the Catholic Church, specifies Adrien Taquet. It will be created during general state of child protection, which must give rise to measures before November 20.
“Impunity for sexual relations with minors is over”
“Our model is the Sauvé commission on child crime in the Church. This new independent body will be centered essentially on the family circle, which concentrates 80% of violence, and must first allow us to better understand the phenomenon” , he says.
“Incest is the last of the taboos. The only large-scale study, carried out in the United States, estimated that 6% of the American population had been a victim. Transposed to France, this would correspond to 4 million people” , estimates the Secretary of State.
For Adrien Taquet, “we must clearly affirm, as a society, that impunity for sexual relations with minors is over. It is too easy to say that Matzneff is the story of ‘an era, an environment or a district of Paris, of a man. The real question that must question us is why it took thirty years to come out when many knew “.
Secretary of State in favor of an extension of paternity leave
Adrien Taquet indicates that a bill will be presented “in 2021” in order to set up “a unified steering body, comprising the State, the departments which have been responsible for social assistance for children for thirty years, and associations “to better fight against disparities in the care of children at risk.
It also declares itself in favor of extending the paternity leave, currently eleven days, believing that “the conditions are met”.
“Making it compulsory or strengthening the incentive to take it are part of the hypotheses under study”, he reaffirms, indicating that “only 48% of men in CDD take it, against 80% of those in CDI” and that it is a question of “putting an end to this inequality”.