Gisèle Halimi

French-Tunisian lawyer, feminist and politician (1927-2020)

Gisèle Halimi (born Zeiza Gisèle Élise Taïeb; 27 July 1927 – 28 July 2020) was a Tunisian-French lawyer, feminist, and essayist.[1] She was born in Tunis.

In 1971 she founded the feminist group Choisir ("To Choose"),[2] to protect the women who had signed the Manifesto of the 343 admitting to having illegal abortions.[3]

In 1981 she was elected to the French National Assembly and was Deputy for Isère until 1984. Between 1985 and 1987 she was a French legate to UNESCO.[4]

Halimi died at the age of 93 on 28 July 2020 in Paris.[5]

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  1. Lawrence D. Kritzman; Brian J. Reilly; Malcolm DeBevoise (September 2007). The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought. Columbia University Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-231-10790-7. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  2. Raylene L. Ramsay (2003). French women in politics: writing power, paternal legitimization, and maternal legacies. Berghahn Books. pp. 135–139. ISBN 978-1-57181-081-6. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  3. Le manifeste des 343 Archived April 23, 2001, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "France". UNESCO. 17 October 2007. Archived from the original on 19 October 2003. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  5. "L'avocate Gisèle Halimi, défenseuse passionnée de la cause des femmes, est morte". Le (in French). 28 July 2020.