Campaign on the rights of woman survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection 

17-19 June 2016 – Annual Conference at School of Politics, L’Aquila

The Step Up! Campaign was also celebrated during the annual conference with 75 anti-violence associations at the School of Politics from 17-19 June 2016. Other women’s organizations in Italy joined in sharing photos with the hashtag #StepUp as well as shared reasons for why the Step Up! Campaign is important to them, such as Centro Vivere Donna Onlus and Centro Antiviolenza di Orbetello.

D.i.Re Social Media for Campaign Launch

Alongside the press release, D.i.Re’s Facebook page was active during the launch with photos of civil society and professionals, including women’s organizations, demanding that the government and society #StepUp efforts to support women victims of violence, including provide more beds for victims in shelters. Politicians such as Manuela Ghizzoni, Isa Ferraguti and Daniela De Pietri joined them in their call for Italy to #StepUp for women and their right to a life free from violence.

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Press Release for the Campaign Launch in Italy

Press ReleaseOn 25 May 2016, with the support of UN Women Orange Day, D.i.Re disseminated a national press release raising awareness about the Step Up! Campaign, which was shared as an article on their website.