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Italy, Women

Activists in flash mob against Italy’s escalating femicides

A flash mob took place Wednesday evening outside the parliament in Rome in protest at escalating femicides in Italy.

The protest comprised 55 signs, one for each woman killed by a man already in 2012.

It was organized by Tilt – a network of collectives and activists campaigning against gender violence.

‘We are here – said one of the promoters – to say that indignation is not enough. We read of the deaths of women and we would like to say that if we don’t want to be accomplices we all need to do something.’

‘We don’t want to hear any more slogans. We want concrete measures that take seriously what we call femicide and not manslaughter as you so often read in the newspapers.

‘The torturers of women are almost always the people closest to them: Comrades, brothers, husbands. And for us protesters here, this is psychological not cultural violence. Aimed at the physical and symbolic destruction of the female figure.’

The number of victims victims of femicide is on the rise – there were in 2010 and 137 in 2011.

See also Domestic violence claims more victims than the mafia

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