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Italy in forefront against violence against women, says Bonino

Speaking on the occasion of the International Day Against Violence Against Women, Minister for Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino described Italy and the foreign ministry as being in the international forefront against violence against women spearheaded with “great commitment” by the UN, which has approved resolutions with which “I am particularly pleased” on “child and forced marriages” and “on female genital mutilation”.


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The minister recalled the pledge within the context of the United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the EU’s Istanbul Declaration of 2011 on domestic violence and femicide, along with Italy’s guiding role in the campaign for the implementation of a resolution against female genital mutilation and to prevent sexual violence during conflicts.


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The diplomatic-consular network has also played a role in recent days with the theatrical event “Ferite a morte” created by Serena Dandini, which “today, with the embassy’s support, will be held at the UN mission and on the 19th in Washington, 3 December in London and later in Belgium”, Bonino specified, maintaining that “this too is one of Italy’s points of excellence: the excellence that lies in courage of conviction, the courage to speak out on a theme that has been taboo for a long time, especially when it comes to domestic violence”.