NEWS Rome’s Great Synagogue Lit Up to Raise Awareness on Violence against Women

rome synagogueBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The Great Synagogue of Rome was lit up to raise awareness on violence against women. The orange lighting featured on its front was part of the initiatives for the international day against violence against women.

Between January and September in Italy over 84 women were killed, over 8,000 pressed charges for being stalked, 9,000 for family violence and 3,000 for being raped.

“We wanted to highlight the importance of a concrete effort against this phenomena,” the president of the Jewish Community of Rome, Ruth Dureghello said.

The lighting was possible thanks to the contribution of the electric company Acea.