Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

ITALY Vows War on Violence Against Women

An actress is reflected in a mirror as she performs during the “15 22 performance” opposing violence against women in front of Chigi palace in Rome, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli By Maria Caspani on November 25, 2013— “The Italian government declared a “total war” on gender violence on Monday as Prime Minister Enrico Letta … More ITALY Vows War on Violence Against Women

ITALY: French Luxury Holding Company ‘Kering’ Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

Published on Fashion United on November 20, 2013— “French luxury holding company Kering and the Kering  corporate foundation have signed a joint treaty to help prevent and fight against domestic violence occurring in Italy. After the success of its pilot programme, which was first launched at Gucci, the new commitment is set to be rolled … More ITALY: French Luxury Holding Company ‘Kering’ Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

Italy Passes Anti-Domestic Violence Measures to Stop “Femicide”

By Helen Farrell on October 24, 2013— “The decree on ‘femicide’ has become law. On October 13, the Italian Senate approved the new measures against domestic violence, doing so in record time with the backing of political parties Popolo della Libertà, Partito Democratico and Scelta Civica. Groups MoVimento 5 Stelle, Lega Nord and Sinistra Ecologia … More Italy Passes Anti-Domestic Violence Measures to Stop “Femicide”

ITALY: Men Joined Femicide Protest in High Heels

In total, 101 Italians participated in the race. Photos: Fashion Marathon By Sophia Inge on September 30, 2013— “In total, 101 Italians – including five men – participated in Italy’s first ‘Fashion Marathon’, which took place in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Turin, in the northern region of Piemonte.The afternoon event included a warm-up Zumba dance followed … More ITALY: Men Joined Femicide Protest in High Heels

Europe Urged to Follow Italy’s Lead on Human Trafficking

By Lizzy Davies in Rome and Philip Oltermann in Berlin, for The Guardian, on October 20, 2013— “European countries should learn from Italy and establish penal codes “fit for the mafia” to get to grips with people-trafficking organisations responsible for enslaving nearly one million people on the continent, according to a report by the European … More Europe Urged to Follow Italy’s Lead on Human Trafficking

“Italian Mafia Reinvests Billions in Guns and Drugs,” Says ‘Save the Children’

Posted on La Gazetta del Mezzogiorno on August 5, 2013— “Italy had the highest number of victims of human trafficking and exploitation in all of Europe in 2010, according to a study released Thursday by Save the Children. Of a total 9,500 cases reported in Europe, some 2,400 were in Italy, the NGO said in … More “Italian Mafia Reinvests Billions in Guns and Drugs,” Says ‘Save the Children’