GENDER VIOLENCE: THE NEW MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

PURPOSE: TO PROMOTE AND COMMUNICATE PREVENTION AND CONTRAST ACTIVITIES (The 26 signatories have reviewed and updated the document that lists the commitments undertaken and the tasks of each)

(Sondrio22 September 2022) – The representatives of the 26 partners, including public bodies and associations, led by the
Municipality of Sondrio, signed the Protocol this morning in Palazzo Pretorio, in the Council Room
in agreement for the promotion of shared strategies aimed at preventing and combating the phenomenon
gender-based violence, particularly against women. The document sanctions and renews the collaboration between the actors of the territory in the commitment to promote and communicate initiatives and activities to counter a phenomenon also present in the province of Sondrio.
As the mayor pointed out Marco Scaramellini at the opening, the most important action concerns the information and awareness of citizens, so that everyone is aware of the problem. The Councilor for Equal Opportunities Barbara Dell’Erba he recalled how the old text, signed in 2014, has been updated and expanded to adapt it to new needs. The parties have defined the objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding: to promote and consolidate an anti-violence network by connecting the various subjects, to develop procedures that allow for timely and effective interventions, to promote awareness-raising actions, to ensure the necessary integration between local, regional and national policies.
The different tasks are listed for each of the 26 signatories. On the provincial territory there is an anti-violence center and two shelter houses and hospitality structures, in Sondrio and Traona, which guarantee emergency hospitality, the first, and first and second level hospitality, both.
At the table, next to the mayor Scaramellini and alderman Of the Grasssat on prefect Roberto Bolognesi, the President of the Province Elio Moretti and the Attorney of the Republic Piero Basilone who, first, signed the document, followed by the representatives of the partners present in the Board Room.
They signed the Protocol:
the Municipality of Sondrio, the five Mountain Communities, the Province of Sondrio, the Provincial Councilor for equality, the Prefecture, the Police Headquarters, the Provincial Command of the Carabinieri, the Territorial School Office, the Order of Lawyers, Ats Montagna, Asst Valtellina and Alto Lario, the Frida Courage Association , Centro Rita Tonoli, Cooperative Fight Against Marginalization, Women’s Movement of Confartigianato Sondrio, Metafamiglia Social Promotion Association, Soroptimist International Club of Sondrio, Argonaute Association, Order of Pharmacists, Soroptimist International Club of Chiavenna, Cisl Women’s Coordination, Agency for work “Imagination and work”, Cgil Women of Sondrio.

In the photo, from left: Public Prosecutor, Prefect, Sindigo of Sondrio, President of the Province, councilor of Sondrio

GENDER VIOLENCE: THE NEW MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING