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Spanish courts must protect children from domestic violence and sexual abuse, say UN experts

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Spain's Government must do more to protect children from domestic violence and sexual abuse, ensure its courts overcome biases against women, and apply a gender-sensitive, child-centered approach, UN experts* said today. The case of Diana...

2021 CIDU Award for her work on human rights and freedom of the press...

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Dijana Pavlovic, don Palmiro Prisutto, Pietro Turano and Federica Gasbarro are only some of the activtists who were awarded with the CIDU Award for Human Rights this morning (by the Interministerial Committee for Human...

“Only Fans”: the dangers of the porn industry’s new frontier

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The pandemic has impoverished women all over the world, increasing their vulnerability. Data on the jobs lost mainly by women in Italy are echoed elsewhere. At the same time, the virus has become the...

“Mother blaming” and forced custodies: the judges blame mothers who report violence

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The files opened before the Italian courts are full of the stories of women who decide to interrupt their relationship with their partner, due to various forms of violence (from a psychological form to...

“I want to make love to you. It’s normal, all fathers feel it”

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"I want you. I want to make love to you. It is normal, all fathers feel it". These are the words I heard, when my father showed up in my room, sitting next to...

Europe goes right with one goal: to erase completely Human Rights and “Restoring the...

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When Matteo Salvini, Viktor Orbán and Mateusz Morawiecki met 10 days ago in Budapest with the aim of establishing a new "European Renaissance", nobody focused too much on what exactly it meant. It is not...

Sexist stereotypes and prejudice within the judiciary system

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My political commitment and professional activity have been devoted for over 30 years to defending the rights of women victims of male violence who are welcomed and housed in the centres against violenze of...

Covid and social control: technical tests of repression in Europe

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A 61-year-old man, Antonio Granata, slit his wife’s and mother-in-law’s throats, Carolina Bruno and Lorenza Addolorata Carano, in Massafra, in the province of Taranto. A few days earlier, a 39-year-old woman, Ornella Pinto, was...

Justice: violence against women is not a simple couple conflict

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The continuous changes in the laws concerning gender violence. The quantity and variety of subjects operating in this field without an effective coordination. The process (civil and criminal), intended as a place of protection...

A year of pandemic: women’s rights are run-over by Covid

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True, Covid has destroyed our lives, but not in a fair way. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has increased the already existing inequalities, widening the gap between rich and poor. But it is also putting at...

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