Mercoledì, 19 Settembre 2018
ROME

One Billion Rising calls for end to violence against women

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Rome, February 14 - The one-year international
campaign calling for the end to violence against women known as
One Million Rising, culminated on Thursday around the world with
strikes, flash mobs, protests and dances.
In Italy, women and men met at monuments, city squares and
sites throughout the country, joining in with the more than 200
countries, 5,000 associations, innumerable NGOs and well-known
personalities.
"One in three women, that's one billion, will be beaten or
raped during her lifetime," said campaign organizer Eve Ensler,
creator of the The Vagina Monologues.
"February 14, 2013, will change the world, not because it
is a day of magic, although there are indeed mystical elements
surrounding this campaign. It will change the world because the
preparation for it and organising for it has already created an
energetic wind or wave igniting existing efforts to end violence
against women," Ensler writes on the movements website
www.onebillionrising.org.
Italian supporters of the campaign remembered female
victims of violence in their country.
Tragically, on Thursday a woman who was first run down and
then set on fire by her husband, died in Naples after three days
of agony. Giuseppina Di Fraia, 52, was attacked on Monday by her
husband, 51-year-old Vincenzo Carnevale, who already a police
record.
On January 25, a 47-year-old Albanian Donika Xhafa was
killed, shot dead by her ex-partner Raffaele Vorraro, reportedly
after refusing to reconcile their relationship after a
three-year separation
Of all the women murdered in Italy between 2000 and 2011,
a total of 1,459 or 70.8% were killed by a partner, an
ex-partner or a lover - a number that also remains largely
consistent year by year - said the study entitled "Femicide in
Italy in the last decade," published in December.

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