The Zonta Club of Beaune Cote d’Or, France, held an inauguration of a Red Bench in the hobby of the local hospital in memory of Audrey Clément and her daughter Albane, who were both brutally murdered on 8 May due to gender-based violence. The perpetrator was an intimate partner of Audrey and a father to Albane. After the terrible femicide, the club supported the family with many hospital workers.
“The bench must be a memorial, and it is a way to remember collectively!” said Zontian Marion Leuba. “Everything must be said about this barbaric act. This femicide took place on 8 May by a man who was both the companion, father and colleague of his victims … we are here to remember once again and stop time. This bench that becomes a monument will be responsible for transmitting this history, reactivating this emotion so that no one forgets what happened that day. These femicides have particularly upset us Zonta members, and they convinced us that more than ever, we had to fight violence against women and girls around the world.”