“The emergency linked to the phenomenon of violence against women requires us to go beyond the celebration, to network and calibrate actions and requests that can then be deployed for 365 a year to combat this tragic phenomenon. For this Friday, November 25 at 17 in the council chamber, the Municipality of Città di Castello organizes the second day of monitoring for actions to combat violence against women. It will be an opportunity to present the actions that the Municipality of Città di Castello has implemented precisely on the basis of the indications that emerged from the 2021 table, but also to check the current situation together with institutions, law enforcement agencies, Cav, institutes schools, trade associations, trade unions and sector operators so as to understand the extent of the phenomenon in our area”. This is what was declared by the Councilor for Equal Opportunities, Letizia Guerri, in presenting the rich program of initiatives linked to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which will see the performance of the second institutional technical monitoring table for actions to combat violence against women. Weekend full of collateral events. There are many awareness-raising initiatives scheduled which will kick off on Wednesday 23 November with the presentation of the book by Malalai Joda, “As long as I have voice”, at 21.00 at the Teatro degli Illuminati with readings accompanied by musical interventions. Malalai Joya is considered one of the leading activists in the field of defending human rights and women’s rights. Admission is free, subject to availability. You can collect the free coupon (always up to the limit allowed by the capacity), up to the start of the show at the Teatro degli Illuminati box office. Information on 075-8555901 (opening hours). Thursday 24 November 2022 at 17.00 in the Carducci Library Room 43, “On the side of women”, a meeting to talk about violence against women inspired by the book “The fake flower” by Valeria Piovan. With the author will be present, Michela Botteghi, Councilor for Culture and Simona Possenti, teacher and poet. The readings will be interspersed with performances by the students of the “Giacomo Puccini” Municipal School of Music. Thursday 24 November at 18.30 ribbon cutting of the second “Tiferno” room of the Nuovo Cinema Castello at the Sant’Antonio Auditorium, which will be followed by the screening of “Cliffing Iran”. From 20.00 to 21.00 the cinema will remain open for visits and a small conviviality and at 21.00 the day will end with Mustang. The screenings with free admission up to a capacity of fifty seats. Friday 25 November at 15 in Piazza Matteotti, Flashmob, “Write your word Against Violence”, “Words … read”, organized by the Castello Danza Consortium. Friday 25 November at 18.00 in the Municipal Art Gallery of Città di Castello on the occasion of the World Day against Violence against Women, in collaboration with the Municipal Administration, Poliedro Cultura organizes a guided tour of the female figures exhibited in the museum’s works and frescoes. The visit will be enlivened by the voice of Elisa Tiroli and by the readings of Lucia Zappalorto and Claudia Ripi of the Il castellaccio Theater Group, free admission, limited seats, reservations required. Saturday 26 November the initiatives will end at 18:30 when the memorial mass for all the women victims of femicide promoted by the 8.3 Club will take place at the Duomo Cathedral. “Culture cannot stand by and watch such an important day, therefore through reading and sharing events, music and dance, art and history, cultural events frame the day against violence against women”, she said. declared the Councilor for Culture, Michela Botteghi. “At the social area level we are coordinating an important work to support women victims of violence, so that they can have real hope of rebirth and reintegration, even within the socio-work context. The working table, launched last year, will give us the opportunity to monitor the situation together with all the key players”, concluded the Councilor for Social Policies, Benedetta Calagreti.