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2023-11-22T20:28:32.554Z

Highlights: Meloni-Schlein agreement, anti-violence courses at school. Conte: 'Let's talk'. Law against violence against women approved. "Today's is a beautiful page that we have written together," commented Family Minister Eugenia Roccella. The vote was unanimous, but with doubts. For Schlein, this is not enough: "Gender-based violence is structural, repression is notEnough" "To call this plan bland is an understatement," was the comment of the M5S.


Conte: 'Let's talk'. Law against violence against women approved (ANSA)


Palazzo Madama experienced a day of unusual harmony between the majority and the opposition, paved by an unusual phone call from Democratic Party secretary Elly Schlein to Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. In the hours of souls shaken by the murder of Giulia Cecchettin, the fight against femicides has stitched right, left and center. The Senate unanimously gave the green light to the government's bill against violence against women and then approved two agendas of the Democratic Party which, combined with a majority agenda, speed up the time for a debate in the Chamber on the introduction of anti-violence courses in schools. At the same time, the government was presenting the "Educating for relationships" project, dedicated to students, to address "the issue of machismo - explained the Minister of Education Giuseppe Valditara - of machismo and psychological and physical violence against women".

On the bipartisan climate, there has been a shadow. Or perhaps a beacon: the semi-deserted Chamber of Palazzo Madama at the beginning of the session, photographed and posted on social media by Democratic Party Senator Susanna Camusso. As the hours passed, the seats were filled. The chat between Schlein and Meloni came after days of bites, of long-distance messages between the two. "At least on the fight against the slaughter let's leave aside the bitter political clash, let's try to make the country take a step forward," Schlein said. A first result came a few hours later: "I appreciate the signal given by the majority - underlined the secretary during the party leadership - with the favorable opinion on the agenda that asks to put resources to the training of operators and to quickly schedule the bills that insist on prevention, including ours on education to respect and affectivity in all school cycles." With the abstention of the opposition, the Chamber also gave the green light to the agenda of FdI group leader Lucio Malan to include education "to respect" in school curricula.

The M5S has remained out of the direct Schlein-Meloni dialogue, but Giuseppe Conte has guaranteed that the M5S is "absolutely willing to work out a package of educational measures together with the government". Then it is going a step beyond the path taken: "Affective education" in schools involves "also sex education". An addition that also pleases the Greens-Left, but which puts the finger between the majority and the opposition: sex education in schools is an issue that touches many different sensitivities in political forces, especially in those of the center-right. The fact remains that the agendas are limited to a general commitment. The most concrete step taken during the day was the unanimous approval of the bill against violence against women which, among other things, provides for harsher penalties, deferred arrest in flagrante delicto and priority routes for trials. "Today's is a beautiful page that we have written together," commented Family Minister Eugenia Roccella in the Chamber. The vote was unanimous, but with doubts. For Schlein, this is not enough: "Gender-based violence is structural, repression is not enough."

Like the opposition, they do not consider sufficient the project illustrated by Valditara, which provides for school hours dedicated to the issue of gender-based violence in the field of civic education, discussion groups coordinated by teachers, training courses for teachers in collaboration with the order of psychologists, competitions and information campaigns. "To call this plan bland is an understatement," was the comment of the M5S. Taking up the appeal of Elena, Giulia Cecchettin's sister, in the evening the deputies of the Movement "observed" a "minute of noise", clapping their hands in rhythm on the benches, during the session of the Chamber of Deputies

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