Violence against women violation of human rights-Mattarella

President Sergio Mattarella

Violence against women is a flagrant violation of human rights, President Sergio Mattarella said on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Friday.

“Violence against women is a blatant violation of human rights, sadly widespread and without geographical, generational or social distinctions,” he said.  “Putting an end to violence against women, recognising their capacity for self-determination are issues that challenge the freedom of all”.

The Italian president reiterated the importance of spreading “a culture of respect that invests in the younger generations, through education on equality, mutual respect, and rejection of all forms of oppression”.