“My stealthy freedom” campaign – The right for individual Iranian women to choose whether they want hijab

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In Iran women have to cover their hair in public according to the dress rule enforced after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. My Stealthy Freedom is an online social movement where Iranian women share photos of themselves without wearing the hijab.

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ONE BILLION RISING Malindi – Kenya in the day against violence against women


Choreography by Rita Valentini in collaboration with Hands Off Women (Rome, Italy)

bbc.com – Colombia’s President Santos enacts tougher law on acid attacks

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Natalia Ponce de Leon showed her face for the first time at the signing, after undergoing at least 20 operations

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a law that imposes tougher sentences on the perpetrators of acid attacks.
Anyone convicted of such crimes will now serve between 12 and 50 years in jail.
Acid attacks have become a major concern in Colombia over the past decade.
About 100 people – most of them women – are estimated to be targeted every year.
The attackers can be male or female, ranging from disgruntled neighbours to jealous partners.
The law had been approved by the Senate in November.
The enacting ceremony at the presidential palace in Bogota was attended by several victims of acid attacks. Continue Reading →

Monday, November 30, 10.00 pm: “MaD Party”, an event of solidarity – Club Goa, Via Libetta 13, Rome

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Freedom Women – Social action fighting violence against women

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On the occasion of the National Day Fighting Violence Against Women it was launched the project “FreedomWomen.org” social action that aims to denounce evil through collective participation. Anyone can join realizing one or more photos that are or may be a symbol of sensibleness. Send a picture in Instagram with hashtags #freedomwomen.

For info: www.freedomwomen.org

HOW’s photos on Instagram:

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#november25 #noviolenceagainstwomen #campaign #freedomwomen #onebillionrising

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#november25 #campaign #freedomwomen #noviolenceagainstwomen #bringbackourgirls

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#november25 #vialemani #noviolenceagainstwomen #campaign #freedomwomen

 

 

 

Sunday, November 22, the first edition of the race CardioRace “Race for the heart” – Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazzale Kennedy 1, Rome

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With volunteers NoiXRoma, we participated in the first edition of the race CardioRace “Race for the heart.”
We walked together with the banner “NoiXLaSalute” and our race was dedicated to Chiara Insidioso Monda, in a coma since February 2014 for the cask of his boyfriend.

The third edition of the regatta “HANDS OFF” to stave off the violent hands by the women

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The video of the press conference:

Watch the video of Isabella Rauti:

Photo gallery of the press conference:

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Rome, 22 October 2015, Circolo Canottieri Roma - Press Conference for the third edition of "HANDS OFF" race against gender violence

Photo gallery of the regatta:

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Roma, 25 ottobre 2015 – III edizione della regata “VIA LE MANI” contro la violenza di genere, presso il Circolo Canottieri Roma

Mercoledì 4 novembre, ore 9.00: “Insieme per Chiara. E tu che fai?”, Piazzale Clodio, Roma

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Wednesday, November 4, 9.00 am: “Together for Chiara. And what do you do? “, Piazzale Clodio, Rome

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SAVE THE DATE – 25 JUNE: Launch of the Gender Equality Index

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On 25 June, EIGE will launch its updated Gender Equality Index 2015. The Index has been designed exclusively for the EU policy context to help monitor the progress of implemented policies and their outcomes for women and men in the EU.… Read the rest