D.i.Re - Women on the Net against violence adheres to the national demonstration promoted by the feminist and transfeminist movement Non Una DI Meno, scheduled for Saturday 26 November in Rome.
The National Anti-Violence Network will be in the streets to reiterate the need for general mobilization, especially in a particularly serious historical moment: the economic, social, environmental situation linked to the war and the change in the political framework is for D.i.Re – Women on the Net against violence – worrying. The threats to the movement of women and to the spaces of self-determination and freedom can already be glimpsed from the first choices of the government, especially for those who are struggling to get out of situations of violence and encounter ever-increasing difficulties and obstacles.
In her speech on the occasion of November 25, President Meloni did not mention the lives of women who are subjected to abuse and violence every day in Italy, except to refer to those of foreign origin, or abused by men with repressive religious beliefs .
"I would like to remind President Meloni that 77% of the women welcomed by the anti-violence centers that belong to D.i.Re is of Italian origin and that almost 80% of the perpetrators are Italian” declares Antonella Veltri, president D.i.Re - Women on the Net against violence. “Avoid talking about violence for what it really is – even more so than it already is - the certainty that male violence against women does not concern us, is far from us. The misunderstanding is no longer justifiable” – continues Veltri – “violence against women is studied, recognized, unfortunately it also exists in our homes, in our latitudes, at various levels. We hope this government will act accordingly” concludes the president Veltri.
What the anti-violence centers have to deal with on a daily basis is not only the scarcity of public resources allocated to the activities, but above all the attack on autonomy and the attempt to gradually make the feminist political connotations of the anti-violence centers disappear, forcing them into a framework of mere service, as much as possible homologated to existing social services, giving credit and weight to the many "Anti-violence Centers" recently born for the declared exclusive purpose of "helping the victims", but devoid of any attention towards the change of violent and misogynistic society in which we live.
This is why, again, it is essential to be in the square.