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History of the Association


  •  Creation of Commissions of Neighborhood Women throughout France. Objective: to welcome, inform and guide neighborhood women.
  • Unblocking the voices of women from the neighborhoods through the Local States General of the Women of the Districts and the National Commission of the Women of the Quarters.

January 26, 2002

The National General States of the Women of the Quarters claim the recognition of the associations of women of districts as full actors of the local and participative democracy.

October 4, 2002

On October 4, 17-year-old Sohane died in a garbage dump in the Balzac city of Vitry-sur-Seine. The perpetrator of the murder, a 19-year-old boy, acts in “spiteful love”. After several unsuccessful attempts at reconquest, the latter, who did not accept that his ex-girlfriend resisted him, immolated him after sprinkling him with gasoline. Sohane dies as a result of her burns … Spontaneously, the inhabitants go to the streets to denounce this tragedy. The armed march of the banner “Ni Putes Ni Soumises” then takes birth.

February – March 2003

From February 1, 2003 to March 8, 2003, Fadela Amara, walkers and walkers travel across France. Each stage is an opportunity to discuss the status of women in our neighborhoods. It ends in Paris, for Women’s Day and 30,000 people parade together behind the banner Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Armed with the Call Ni Putes Ni Soumises, the activists are received by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, then Prime Minister, to present Five key proposals

July 2003

  • Exhibition “The Marianas of Today” in order to give courage to all those who had hitherto bowed their head in front of a spell they imagined inescapable.
  • The Ni Putes Ni Soumises Movement takes shape and is subsequently constituted in association law 1901.


Launch of the Republican Tour de France, one year after the March against the ghettos for Equality: impose another image of the suburbs and be the expression of those who fight for a society based on respect and “living together” what whatever their differences. More than 20 cities visited to debate and draw up an inventory of the fundamentalist and communitarian pressure on the mix of public spaces.

The slogan “Laïcité, Egalité, Mixité” appears then.

Appointment of NPNS to co-chair the National Agency for Urban Renewal (ANRU), responsible for bringing together all partners in urban renewal.


“The call for a new feminist struggle” published in the Nouvel Observateur and Marianne: denounces the cultural relativism that has by a subtle reversal of values ​​renamed violence against women (excision, polygamy, forced marriages) …) as being freedoms.

Great campaigns for Respect Education: a concert at Olympia bringing together the greatest artists and the publication of the book The Guide to Respect.


The Maison de la Mixité, the official NPNS office, was inaugurated on March 8 by Jacques Chirac, then President of the Republic, Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris and François Hollande, First Secretary of the Socialist Party.

The venue includes the reception platform for women victims of violence, meeting rooms and debates open to associations, a computer area to allow women to seek employment and carry out administrative formalities etc.


Sihem Habchi becomes President of the Ni Putes Ni Soumises Movement. His first trip will be in support of a Pakistani Minister, Nilofar Bakhtiar, who suffered a fatwa after hugging his parachute instructor.

The Call of the 343 Moms of the Cities, in reference to the 343 sluts.


  • Anniversary of the 5 years of Ni Putes Ni Soumises on May 13 at the Musée de l’Homme.
  • First edition of the Ni Putes Ni Soumises Gala, at the Casino de Paris. Female humorists, led by Florence Foresti and Anne Roumanoff, break the prejudices with humor.
  • The “Helping mothers is helping the sons” campaign is launched following the Call of the 343 City Mothers (in reference to the movement of the 343 Sluts for the right to abortion).


NPNS participates in the 4L Trophy, an opportunity for the association to support Moroccan feminists and launch a national debate.

Following the Hanane affair, the association launches the call “Ni Tabassées, Ni Expulsées”. The Movement is also lobbying to make the fight against violence against women the Great National Cause.

At the beginning of September, Sihem Habchi will make a remarkable intervention at the National Assembly, during his hearing before the Information Mission on the wearing of the full veil.


  • Fight for the ban on the burqa: law adopted in September.
  • Operation “Neighborhood moms: holidays for them too.


The Ambassadors of Laïcité are criss-crossing France to make pedagogy on the question of the full veil.

In June, the Movement asks the Republican political parties to exclude elected officials convicted of issues of violence and sexual assault.

In September, the Estates General of Laïcité and Equality meet in Lyon.

In December, the Movement meets for its Universities and its Congress in Dourdan. The Movement calls for democratic elections: Asma Guénifi, general secretary and long-time activist, wins the votes of the activists and begins a new term of office.


  • Renewal of “Mom’s holidays”, development of the partnership with Aurore to open emergency accommodation places (“the relay apartment”) and initiation of the Estime Self Project with Randstad to promote professional reintegration.
  • Shock campaign on domestic violence
  • Participation in the events in memory of Brigitte Biangana, deceased under the blows of her husband; in support of Nina and Aurélie, victims of gang rapes, and in support of the girl raped by police officers in Tunis.
  • Les Mercredis de la Mixité: reception of an author who comes to present his work and debate.
  • Transmissions to presidential candidates the 17 demands of neighborhood women.
  • Establishment of the popular universities: place of meeting, debate, formation and valorization.


The 10 years of NPNS:

  • Unlock a Woman Campaign on the Pont des Arts
  • Dinner partners bringing together the historical figures of the Movement
  • Party at the House of the Mixité
  • Continuation of projects Self-esteem, Holidays for Mums, Apartment Relay etc. Meetings with different organizations in connection with the feminist struggle from Canada, the United States, Germany.


In December, Linda Fali is elected president of the association and begins a work of reorganization given the drastic cuts in subsidies that led to the non-renewal of employee contracts.


In July, 150 refugees invest the premises in the hope of obtaining emergency accommodation from the Paris City Hall. The team in place managed this emergency by following its principles but being powerless, promising to work on the subject of mass migration. The refugees left the premises after 48 hours, and found refuge in a disused college in the 19th arrondissement


In September, resignation of Linda Fali. In October, a new team arrived, with Stéphanie Rameau as president, aware of the difficulties of the movement but determined to get everything back on track. 15 days after the election, the association is expelled from its emblematic premises. She finds refuge at SOS Racisme and then in the Ile-de-France Region.


Relocation on May 20, 2017, at 80 rue de Paris in Montreuil. The Platform for the reception of victims and the school interventions never stopped and the determination of the members remained flawless.

In the two-rounds of the 2017 presidential election between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, Ni Putes Ni Soumises calls to vote against the National Front candidate. Indeed, even if the association is nonpartisan, it goes out of its reserve to block far-right ideas, contrary to its values.


  • Participation in the Solidays Solidarity Village.
  • Creation of new modules for universities and companies.
  • Strengthening the reception of women victims of violence.