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 Samira Bellil

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Samira Bellil

  • Birth 24 Nov 1972 Algiers, Algiers, Algeria
  • Death 7 Sep 2004 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Plot Division 19.
  • Memorial ID 29590841

Author, Women's Rights Activist. Her Algerian Muslim family settled in the Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis when she was small; her father was soon sent to prison, and she was raised for five years by a Belgian foster family. She returned to Paris, and was gang-raped at 14; she remained silent until learning that two of her friends had suffered the same fate from the same Muslim gang that targeted Muslim girls they felt were too "westernized". She pressed the legal system to take action, and the gang members were sent to prison for eight years. After undergoing psychotherapy, she became a youth worker, and founded the organization "Ni Putes Ni Soumises" to protect the rights of young girls not protected by Muslim society, which often shuns girls who have been raped. She published "Dans l'enfer des tourmantes" (roughly translated "The Hell of Gang Rape) in 2002. She died of stomach cancer. She has been named one of the "Mariannes" faces of France. Ecole Samira Bellil, in I'lle-Saint-Denis, named in her honor, was opened in 2005.

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  • Added: 5 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29590841
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samira Bellil (24 Nov 1972–7 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29590841, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .