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Kites Flying Against Femicides


Kites Flying Against Femicides

Kites Flying Against Femicides

For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

From January 1 to November 12, 2023, 285 murders have been recorded, with 102 female victims of which 82 were killed in the context of family or close relationships, almost one every four days. And 53 were killed by their partner or ex-partner. This is the data provided by the latest weekly bulletin published by the Criminal Analysis Service  of the Department of Public Security of the Ministry of the Interior. With the atrocious murder of the very young Giulia Cecchettin, the list of women killed within their families continues to grow.

Minister Giuseppe Valditara accepted the call by Adnkronos Director Davide Desario and declared that he will invite all Italian schools to respect a minute's silence on Tuesday in honor of Giulia and all women abused or victims of violence. On Wednesday, he will present the "Educating to Relationships" plan at a press conference, the result of careful work by the Ministry in the name of a broad discussion and a pluralism of contributions.

After the flash mob with the boats along the rivers to remember the victims of feminicide, launched by Scientific Director Alfonso Molina, we now propose that the educational communities work on the element of air with the construction of a kite, free to soar amongst the winds. And then to organize an event, flash mob style, for the collective launch of kites, with shared thoughts written on their "wings" on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, next Saturday, November 25.

The kites can be personalized with the names of the victims, with thoughts, slogans, and any type of message that may help to reflect on the seriousness of the phenomenon. The kites can then be flown in a suitable area, from school courtyards to squares, to make them visible from all around the city. We invite you to document the initiative and send us photos, videos, or other descriptions, using the hashtag #voloperilcambiamento.

At the end of the “air show” or even during the following days, we suggest setting up a kite exhibition so that everyone can read, meditate, and digest the messages raised into the air.

To facilitate the design and creation of "kites for change," we share the instructions developed by maker Daniele Vigo, Coordinator of the Innovation Gym Digital Manufacturing Lab. For further information, you can contact Cecilia Stajano, Community Manager.


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