“Girl Up” project no. 2
March – April 2016
A Report by Prof.Antonio Virgili
Vice President and Commander of the Italian Corps
It was held, from March to April 2016, at the Lyceum “Galileo Galilei” the project of the United Nations Foundation “Girl Up“, aimed to increase the social and cultural participation of girls and to inform about the problems and discrimination that many women still face in the world today. The CSLI Italia for some years is spreading and supporting locally the project. In the project dozens of girls are involved and they will attend short seminars and interactive lessons, held by members of the CSLI Italia, and then develop forms of cultural exchange and information with girls in developing countries. The implementation relies on the collaboration of LIDU (Italian League of Human Rights), which has an agreement on cooperation and friendship with the CSLI Italia. According to the Girl Up project, themes have been, among the others: FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and child marriage in developing countries and in Europe among immigrants; some psychosocial disturbs among adolescent girls; woman and mass media; changes in Laws and society, gender disparities; intercultural relations and problems. A group of university students CSLI Members has validly supported the activities.