Twelve o’clock, 25 November 2021 – 10: 46
All the initiatives in the city: at the “Falcone Borsellino” airport a red gerbera for each passenger
by Roberto Chifari
On the International Day Against Violence Against Women, the Polyclinic The number of victims of gender-based violence welcomed at the Polyclinic Paolo Giaccone in Palermo is constantly increasing. Only in the last week there have been three cases followed as part of a path that, based on the type of violence, passes through the general emergency room or obstetric emergency room to then be followed, as required by a specific protocol, at a multidisciplinary level . About six / seven cases per month; numbers that in the last period have increased sharply.
The 1522 is the toll-free number to call to report abuse and violence. “We are all responsible in the fight against violence against women – said the prosecutor of Palermo Anna Maria Picozzi – And we are all called to intervene: it is important to remember that if a friend of yours, a neighbor, a relative could be a victim of violence, you have to intervene, help her, activate all that is possible to be close to her, never leave her alone “. The number is also free from mobile phones.
A flower, a red gerbera against violence against women. A gift to the passengers arriving at the “Falcone Borsellino” international airport in Palermo from the Assofioristi association of Confesercenti Palermo, in collaboration with Gesap, the management company of the Palermo airport. A symbolic gesture repeated in each of the stores belonging to Assofioristi to say that “women don’t even touch a flower”. Palermo airport woke up with an installation of red shoes and gerberas. 700 the flowers that will be donated throughout the morning to arriving passengers. “The gerbera is a symbol for a commitment that we feel strong and that is daily”, say the president of Assofioristi Ignazio Ferrante and the president of Confesercenti Palermo, Francesca Costa. The gerberas were donated by the Fratelli Di Peri wholesalers.
Since 2006 the Palermo polyclinic is a partner of the network against violence against women and the obstetrics and gynecology department is a reference center for cases of sexual violence in the hinterland of the city of Palermo. The university hospital is the only health facility in the city where the legal medicine service is available with h 24, together with the analysis laboratory service always active to protect victims of violence. The AOU will also promote the establishment of a Committee against gender violence. “The international day for the elimination of violence against women draws public attention to a violation of human rights that unfortunately occurs every day and at all latitudes – says the Rector of the University of Palermo, Professor Massimo Midiri – Among our daily tasks is that of educating and forming a culture of equality and respect, at all levels, from behavior to language, for the development of a society that contrasts and prevents these terrible attitudes of violence and abuse. “.
A vaccine against violence
“A vaccine also for this dramatic pandemic: violence against women”. This is the message of Cgil Palermo, Cisl Palermo Trapani and Uil Palermo, who – together with the Women’s Coordinations – on the occasion of the day dedicated to gender violence will wear a mask, designed for the day, to focus attention on this phenomenon.
The Region finances 31 shelters
The decree that spreads over 892 thousand euros of the regional budget for the management and implementation of new services of secret shelters and emergency hospitality facilities. The entities that will benefit from these contributions will be 31.
For the Asp an empty chair for each victim
An empty chair to remember the absence of a woman victim of femicide. The ASP of Palermo adheres to the “Posto Occupato” campaign. In the Single Access Points, in the Territorial Assistance Centers or in the Family Counseling Centers, an empty chair will be placed with images or messages on it to remember the women victims of femicide who, in the 2021, were 62.
A red bench will be inaugurated today in front of the entrance to the Ucciardone prison. The initiative is by the RosaLega Altofonte group led by Valentina Romeo together with the Lega Giovani Palermo coordinated by Elisabetta Luparello and the Laboratorio una donna chaired by Maricetta Tirrito, a national reality for the protection of the rights of women and the weakest that works in the city with a listening desk in collaboration with the Progetto per la Sicilia association chaired by Giuseppe Arredi in the premises of via dei Cantieri 3.
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