Sabato, 22 Settembre 2018

Italy to illuminate Colosseum for women victims of violence

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(ANSA) – Rome, November 22 – The Colosseum will be lit up
on Sunday November 25 to mark the International Day for the
Elimination of Violence Against Women, Rome Mayor Gianni
Alemanno said on Thursday.
"It is a symbolic gesture, but important so as to ensure
that these horrors do not remain in the shadows," Alemanno
added.
"Rome has always been on the front line in defense of
womens' rights and in the condemnation of every form of
violence".
The Colosseum is a historic amphitheatre in the centre of
the Italian capital.
It is the largest similar structure in the world to have
been built during the Roman Empire.
The monument will be lit starting 5pm Italian time.
Women's activists in 1981 named November 25 the
international day to fight violence against women.
In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly confirmed it
as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against
Women with Resolution 54/134.

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