Stop violence against women

Written by: Francesca Marotta
Category: People
25 November 2020
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In Lombardy, a boom in family violence during the lockdown is denounced by Elisabetta Aldrovandi, president of the National Victims Support Observatory. «Calls to the Anti Violence and Stalking Number 1522, free and active 24 hours a day, also via chat, in the period between March and June 2020 more than doubled compared to the same period of the previous year (+ 119.6%) , going from 6,956 to 15,280». Since 2000. on the initiative of the United Nations, November 25 has become the day dedicated to raising awareness on violence against women. A global and underground phenomenon that has the dimensions of a terrible pandemic: according to the UN (United Nations Organization) 1.2 billion women in the world have suffered from it.
Furthermore, according to data released by WHO last April, home confinement has favored all types of abuse, which have tripled compared to the same period in 2019.
Abuses that reflect stifled paths of equality and denied rights. Fighting them represents one of the fundamental and most difficult challenges of the twenty-first century
«We are preparing to face months in which psychological distress, anxiety and repressed anger could lead to violent actions, especially in the home: closeness and psychological assistance will be fundamental» adds Aldrovandi.

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