(ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 08 APR – When a femicide occurs, there are often victims who remain hidden and who are faced with deep traumas. In Italy it is estimated that there are two thousand: they are the children left alone after the violent death of their mother, often caused by a father or a family member. From this awareness the project ‘Orphan of Femicide Invisible Victim’ was born, presented this morning with a press conference from Bologna promoted by the Iside cooperative through participation in the “Open arms” call for the social enterprise ‘Con children ‘, as part of the Fund for the fight against educational poverty.
The project involves 18 partners (including women’s homes, health companies, universities and associations) distributed in six Regions (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto and Campania) and will receive a contribution of approximately 100 thousand EUR. According to the data collected by EURES on the Regions involved in the project, 159 minors have been orphaned following 97 cases of femicide committed from 2009 to 2021.
“This is an important project which we are proud to be part of – said Susanna Zaccaria, president of the House of Women to avoid violence in Bologna – Femicide is an act of extreme violence that represents the culmination of violence against women. the condition of orphans and their foster families is a central issue in the fight against gender-based violence, and this project represents an opportunity to give concrete and structured answers over time “.
Meanwhile, work is already being done on a more in-depth mapping of the phenomenon, followed by specialized support for the reparation of trauma, accompanying paths for social reintegration and full professional autonomy and, finally, psychological, legal and educational support for orphans between 0 and 21 years as well as material aid for foster families and caregivers. (HANDLE).
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