A few hours after the discovery the body of a young woman Giulia Cecchettin in a ravine near Lake Barcis, who disappeared a few days ago with her boyfriend Filippo TurettaStill Wanted, Elly Schlein renews the appeal to the prime minister Giorgio Meloni: “In the last months and also in the last days, after the words Paola Cortellesi, I addressed the prime minister, and I say today: at least as far as the fight against this massacre of women and girls is concerned, let’s put political conflicts aside and try to take a step forward in the country. Repression is not enough if there is no prevention – says the secretary of the Democratic Party – Let’s immediately approve in parliament the law that introduces education in respect and feeling in all schools in Italy.
Schlein also appeals to “other political forces” that “politics on this issue should not be reduced to repeated declarations and rituals. We can and must do more. We must stop this spiral of violence, it affects us all. And it concerns men above all, because it cannot be a cry and advocacy of only women who are fighting for their freedom. The problem of gender violence is a male problem – the dem secretary continues – Awareness is needed to eradicate the patriarchal culture that permeates our society. Giulia Cecchettin was supposed to graduate two days ago , she is prevented from doing so, her future is forcibly taken away from her. This is profoundly unfair and as long as women are less free, there will be no true freedom in this country,” adds Schlein.
From Paola Cortellesiactress and director of the film ‘There’s still tomorrow’ (the highest earnings talks about domestic violence, patriarchy, civil rights) the input arrived in recent days, through an interview with vanity fair, in which she addressed two political exponents: considering that “for the first time two women are at the head of the government and the opposition” it is time to think about “a project, an agreement on issues that concern both, such as the prevention of feminicide, starting from school”. And he suggests: “I would really like to meet them”.
The Secretary of the Democratic Party clings to the pain of Giulia Cecchettin’s family. “A tragic and brutal femicide, a life that was violently taken away by his killer, who we hope will be found and brought to justice as soon as possible.” Justice for the young victim, but also for all other women killed by male violence. , “this is not enough. And pain and indignation are not enough. We cannot continue to witness this massacre day after day. Enough is enough. The toxic culture of patriarchy and oppression has taken root even in the youngest – notes Schlein – If we do not take care of education regarding respect and love starting at school, we will never stop this massacre. And it will never be enough to just increase laws and punishments that intervene after the violence has already been committed: education is needed, awareness is needed. If we don’t act already starting from schools and culture, to eradicate the violent and criminal idea of control and possession over women’s bodies and lives, it will always be too late. It is one of the foundations of social coexistence. And we need action that sees the concrete commitment of everyone.”
“We can and must do more – he adds – We must stop this spiral of violence, it concerns all of us. And it concerns above all men, because it cannot be the cry and commitment of only women who are fighting for their freedom. The problem of gender violence is a man’s problem Awareness is needed to eradicate the patriarchal culture that pervades our society. Giulia Cecchettin was supposed to graduate two days ago, she was prevented from doing so, her future was forcibly taken away from her. It is deeply unfair, and as long as women are less free, it will not be real freedoms in this country.”