Thousands of women protested in Rome on Saturday against gender violence.
It is part of the 16 days of global demonstrations of activism against this scourge.
The organization “Ni una menos” denounced what they consider an institutional policy hostile to women, the LGBTQIA community and people vulnerable to the economic, social and health crisis.
“Only so far this year there have been 109 femicides, that is, approximately one every 72 hours, actually even more, and according to the latest data there are 89 women who report crimes related to gender violence every dayFrom bullying to sharing private material on the internet, to beatings and a whole series of bullying at work or at home. In other words, 89 every day “, explains Carlotta Cossutta, representative of the feminist group” Non Una Di Meno “.
In Turkey, the police broke up the march for women’s rights with tear gas and rubber bullets In Estambul.
The protesters denounced the recent increase in violence against women. According to an advocacy group called “We Will Stop Femicide,” 18 women were killed by men and another 19 were found dead under suspicious circumstances in the last month alone.