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Italy, Women

Italian women in fresh protests

Italian women will be protesting again, in Rome on Sunday: On 13 February a million or more Italian women took the streets and squares of Italy to demonstrate against the misuse and abuse of the female image. The object of their anger then was billionaire prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. “Then the catalyst that got a million women and girls in the streets was the desire to give greater visibility to women’s issues in the midst of [Berlusconi’s] escort scandals,” say the organisers, grouped in the “If not now, when?” committee. Berlusconi has been replaced by Mario Monti, but the “condition of women has not changed,” they say. “Without women there is no growth. The way out of the [economic] crisis can be found through work and welfare for women.” The organisers are calling for “parity in political structures and a new representation of women in the media.” Buses will be decending on Rome from across the country and the event is being supported by leading women personalities from the world of media and arts. There will also be music and entertainment. More on the campaign

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