Saturday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This date, which in Italy has only garnered media attention since 2007, although it was established by the U.N. in 1999, comes this year at the culmination of a series of exceptional events, which have definitively moved the topic of male violence from the exclusive domain of true crime stories to a central issue of our social and political life.
The Italian feminist movement NonUnaDiMeno proclaims that “we have a plan against male violence and gender-based violence,” and they promoted their plan Saturday with a march in Rome. “Violence against women is a systemic issue,” they said.
After the summer of 2017, this message is impossible to ignore.