A Red Bench to stop violence against women
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the University of Sannio inaugurated the Red Bench in Palazzo San Domenico. The Rector Gerardo Canfora presided over the ceremony and drew attention to a widespread subculture underlying violent actions.
The Red Bench has become an international symbol of solidarity and commitment to stop violence against women. This initiative, promoted by the University of Sannio, aims to convey a clear and unequivocal message: gender violence cannot be tolerated and must be fought with determination.
During the ceremony, the president of the Court, Marilisa Rinaldi, the deputy prosecutor, Gianfranco Scarfò, and the municipal councilor for social policies, Carmen Coppola, spoke. Present were the vice prefect Maria De Feo, the Provincial Command of the Carabinieri and the Guardia di Finanza. The ceremony saw the participation of a large representation of students, professors and staff of the Samnite university, demonstrating the strong support of the academic community for this cause.
In an emotional moment, eight students read the poem by Cristina Torres Càceres, "If I don't come back tomorrow, destroy everything...", words that became a manifesto after the murder of Giulia Cecchettin.
On the bench the inscription "It was your good boy", the phrase by the writer Valeria Fonte which inevitably recalls the value of education.
At the University of Sannio the Red Bench invites everyone to reflect on the need to join forces to create a safe and respectful environment for everyone.