“You are not alone”: Desio against violence against women

“You are not alone”: Desio against violence against women. Presented the program of initiatives that sees the collaboration of the municipal administration with White MathildaLocal Police, Provincial Police, associations and schools.

Initiatives against violence against women

Initiatives, charitable events, a public meeting with the Local Police Forces, shows, films and meetings in school buildings. But also the inauguration of a new red bench at the Tolstoy School: there are numerous appointments organized for November 25 on the occasion of the International Day for the elimination of violence against womento raise awareness, deepen, analyze and help change this reality.

Data from the Interior Ministry: 125 women killed in one year

Among the data contained in the dossier released by the National Committee for Public Order and Safety, it appears that femicides are increasing: in one year, between August 2021 and July 2022, 125 women were killed, an increase compared to 108 Previous 12 months. Murders committed in a family or emotional context, and in particular 68 by a partner or ex.

The mayor: “Attention must be at the highest levels”

“The attention and commitment of the institutions in raising awareness on the issue and condemning violence against women must always be at the highest levels – declares the mayor Simone Gargiulo – Often there is a tendency to minimize the problem, without becoming aware of the fact that it is a very delicate, complex and current issue, unfortunately. We all have a duty to address this issue firmly and decisively. Starting from culture and education, through which the essential values ​​of protection and defense of women’s rights pass ”.

Councilor Baldo invites to raise awareness

“We want to remember this date, its origins and the profound meaning it has and continues to assume every day – says the councilor for Equal Opportunities Samantha Baldo – It is our conviction to keep the attention high and try to sensitize people, in every age group, to the issue of gender violence to be understood in all its facets, therefore not only the physical one that leaves visible signs, but also the psychological one, which passes through humiliations and isolation “.

“Certain behaviors must be reported”

And he adds: “We want to make women, but also men, aware that certain behaviors are wrong and must be denounced. Through the various initiatives that have been organized thanks to the collaboration with associations, law enforcement agencies and local police the commercial fabric, we would like to send the message to women who are not alone. Hence the poster created in different languages ​​to advertise the number 1522 and reach all Desian women, thanks to the collaboration with proximity exercises. Every day we read news of women killed at the hands of their companions, children who are left without families, with damage that will spread in their lives, sometimes irreparably. We cannot remain indifferent to all this or downplay these issues. It is a cultural and social problem. , which is certainly not resolved with denial, which is why we collaborate with associations that combat violence against women ”.

The collaboration with White Mathilda

The Municipal Administration will propose various meetings, organized also thanks to the collaboration with the White Mathilda anti-violence center (which is part of the Artemide Network), with the Casa delle Donne association and the help of other city realities. This is an opportunity to underline the listening and help network that we want to spread more and more throughout the territory, in addition to the national anti-violence and stalking number 1522, active 24 hours a day, promoted and managed by the Department for Equal Opportunities (Dpo ) at the Presidency of the Council.

City councilors together against violence

The entire City Council will also join the message to affirm once again that gender-based violence must be eliminated. A banner against violence against women will be displayed on the facade of the town hall, to resume the #nonseidasola and #orangetheworld campaign promoted by UN Women, a United Nations organization, dedicated to gender equality and women’s emancipation against all discrimination.

The program of initiatives in Desio

November 12. The Association “Prevention è vita” proposes a prevention initiative to women aged between 35 and 49 years: those who have not taken the exams in the last 12 months, will be able – upon reservation – to carry out free mammograms and ultrasound scans with immediate delivery of the report to the mobile clinic that will be located in Piazza Don Giussani from 8.30 to 18

– from 18 to 22 November. The Carabinieri Provincial Command of Monza, in agreement with the Provincial Coordinator of the ANC, proposes to the Municipalities of the Province of Monza and Brianza the realization of a communication campaign to raise awareness on the subject, as well as a presentation event with the Prefect of Monza Brianza Patrizia Palmisani scheduled for Tuesday 22 November, with an invitation extended to all the Mayors of the province and to the sector associations, at the Provincial headquarters in via Grigna in Monza;

– November 25:

• The Selecao Internazionale Sacerdoti Association proposes the charity event “A Balloon for a Smile”, at PalaFitlineDesio from 4 to 11 pm, with free admission, the proceeds of which will go to support charitable projects of the Italian National Priests & Italian National Sisters;

• The Tolstoy Comprehensive Institute organizes a ceremony for the dedication of the Red Bench to the former pupil Valeria Mariani, victim of femicide, in addition to the temporary (annual) installation of works produced by the pupils;

• The Local Police Corps, in collaboration with the Monza Brianza Provincial Police, organize the initiative “You are not alone. Instructions to combat gender-based violence ”, a public meeting with the Local Police forces open to citizens to raise awareness on the issue of violence. The commander of Desio will be present Giovanni Dongiovannithe commander Flavio Zanardo and the deputy commander Umberto Trope of the Monza and Brianza Provincial Police, a Judicial Police operator seconded to the Monza Public Prosecutor’s Office, who will provide useful advice to women to deal with situations of domestic violence, information on current legislation and notions on the port and the use of anti-aggression spray – Sala Pertini at 9pm. It is possible to register for the event at this link.

– on November 26th. The Association Casa delle Donne Desio organizes the event “Words and music against violence against women” at the Casa delle Donne in via Lampugnani 80 – at 5 pm with repetition at 6 pm – free admission upon reservation at 3336028331 or at casadelledonnedesio @ gmail. com;

on November 27. “Otto”, a contemporary dance show in Villa Tittoni, from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm with free admission with reservations required on the website www.villeaperte.it, subject to availability;

– on November 30th. Screening of the film “The commitment in an embrace” by Giusy Virzi, directed by Marino Carmelo in Sala Pertini from 9 pm to 11.30 pm free admission subject to availability (99) with reservations required, by calling 0362 / 392235-237-240. by the Department of Equal Opportunities

Merchants and library

During the week of November 25th, posters will be distributed to merchants and supermarkets to advertise the emergency contact 1522 in different languages ​​(translations by Casa delle Donne) and the reference of White Mathilda, while the Desio civic library will set up a shelf thematic, as well as promoting an awareness campaign on social media.

Meetings in schools

Throughout the month of November, however, the voluntary professional psychologists of the White Mathilda Association will promote some meetings on the theme of violence in the third grades of lower secondary schools. But not only. In collaboration with the Casa delle Donne association, a theatrical performance will be carried out accompanied by the reading of thoughts and poems created by the students during the appointments.

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