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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...

Submission and then revenge: the culture of rape in the cinema

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A body on which violence has often been unleashed, a body humiliated, mocked, beaten, ghettoized, violated. This is the woman’s body, a body made of flesh and bone that has often been put in the...

The soft-porn narrative of violence against underage girls

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The relationship between minors and the mass media is a broad topic and it would take a specific panel discussion to address it properly. Right now, we will just take a look at some...

Safe from fear: the correct information of gender-based violence as a form of prevention

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In "Transforming a Rape Culture”, Patricia Donat and John D'Emilio define the rape culture as "a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggressions and support violence against women", a culture that "condones the...

In Europe feminisms fight the right, but the women leaders are more at the...

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There is an attack from the right wing in this very moment that has as target women and civil rights, in a global plan aiming to cancel the rule of law. What’s happening in...

Cedaw: Italian women send the Cahiers de doléances against their government to the United...

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You can see below the "List of issues prior to report" (LOIPR) drawn up by the civil society of women in Italy (NGOs, Networks, Associations, etc.) and sent to the Cedaw Committee for the...

From the comfort women in Cina to Burma: the War rape in Asia

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Point 9.2 of the Charter of the Asian Human Rights adopted in 1998 in the Kwangju conference in South Korea from more than 200 NGOs and human rights activists, says: "The increasing militarization of...

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