International Day for the Elimination of Violence
25th November 2017
The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. The UN and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have so encouraged governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities to support the day as an international observance. So, this year too, the Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro has been present for supporting the International Day aims, by participating to a meeting against violence, meeting organised by the association VISION (with whom we have a collaboration agreement).
The meeting has been associated with young dance performances, exhibition of products made by women craftsmen and artists, testimonies of women writers and jurists. Our representatives talked about specific women risks in civil protection emergencies and they have made known the activities of CSLI Italia also on the side of volunteering for women and children.
The Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro since several years supports the Girl Up project of the UN Foundation for adolescent girls, spreading information in schools and organizing meetings and seminars about girls and women rights and social promotion. As the UN Foundation says “when girls are educated, healthy and safe, they transform their communities”. So we have been pleased to give our contribution.
Prof. Antonio Virgili
Lazarus Union Vice President
and Commander in Chief of the Italian Corps