A notorious Italian feminists group is sick of hearing that violence against women is a private matter or a one-time mistake. To them, the phenomenon is deeply rooted in our culture. They are planning a global women’s strike.
Why this story matters:
On November 25, thousands of women marched through the streets of Rome wearing in fuchsia to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This issue is far from resolved in Italy. According to the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), every 3 days a woman is killed by a current or ex-partner or for gender-based reasons. More than 6 million women have been subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Roughly 3 million experienced stalking, while a million — blackmail and harassment at work.
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