Rome Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Dec 2, 2017
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Statistics from the Italian interior ministry reveal that 149 women were murdered. This year’s commemoration coincides with the unprecedented mobilisation of millions behind movements like #MeToo in a global protest against sexual harassment and assault.
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100 white silhouettes have been installed in Rome's Piazza S. Marco, just off Piazza Venezia in the city centre, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November.
Entitled Senza Parole (Without Words), the installation's statues represent women who have been murdered, and each figure has a personal story attached. 
The installation has been organised by Italian trade union UGL whose secretary Ornello Petillo says: "We have no more words in the face of such a tragedy." 

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