March 8 is said to be Women's Day but once again there is little to celebrate and so we prefer to talk about International Women's Day to put the spotlight on the condition of women: an anniversary still marked by feminicides (there are already 20
women killed since the beginning of 2023
), from physical, psychological and economic violence in a society where women still struggle to sit in top positions, have
little representation in politics
and continue to have to choose between family and work.
Why is Women's Day celebrated on March 8?
A bit of history from the twentieth century to today, between street struggles and reborn movements (ANSA)
UN data say that, at the current rate,
it will take another three centuries to achieve gender equality
In the less fortunate world it is even worse.
March 8 of struggle for women, from Iran and Afghanistan to Italy, the voice of the voiceless - Lifestyle
Still the numbers of the United Nations say that about 383 million women and girls live in conditions of extreme poverty, also due to persistent inequalities, and that a woman is killed every 11 minutes by a member of her own family.
Why the mimosa on March 8?
The choice of Marisa Rodano - Lifestyle
Here comes the new divorce, never again 12 years for a separation - Politics
Fast track for family violence, but checks are needed (ANSA)