Violence against women: the red bench in the Buccheri La Ferla hospital

(ANSA) – PALERMO, NOVEMBER 24 – In the avenues of the Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli hospital in Palermo on the occasion of the International Day against Violence against Women which is celebrated on November 25, a red “blood color” bench was installed, symbol of the place occupied by a woman who is no longer there because she was taken away by violence and a symbol against all forms of gender-based violence. At the same time, on the evening of 24 and 25 November, the building of the Administrative Direction of the hospital will be illuminated in red to remember the victims.

The promoters of the initiative were the hospital management in collaboration with all the operating units of the hospital and Dr. Maria Rosa D’Anna.

“Ours is a symbolic and lasting gesture – declares Fra Gianmarco Languez, the Superior of the Hospital – to remember the importance of shared daily actions for the fight against gender-based violence and to grow the culture of respect and at the same time sensitize employees, patients and citizens on the issue of gender-based violence.” “The bench we have installed – adds the Medical Director of the hospital, Dario Vinci, is the symbol of a very serious situation, but it is also an opportunity to reflect on what we can still do and to sit next to every woman who needs of help. As a hospital we have carried out support actions, consultancy services and other types of services aimed at women. Violence against women is a very serious health problem with physical, psychological and social repercussions”.

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