Not in my name. Jews, Catholics and Muslims join forces to combat violence against women
The project “Not in my name. Jews, Catholics and Muslims against violence on women” finds and exceptional testimonial in Gessica Notaro, a former model who after being scarred with acid by ex-boyfriend became in Italy a symbol of the fight against prejudice and discrimination. The announcement came last week on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women held annually on November 25. It marks an important step in the program organized by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities together with the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum – APRA, the Italian Islamic Religious Community – COREIS, the Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation – CDEC and the Association of Italian Jewish Women – ADEI.
“Not in my name”, which was launched last year and is funded by the Italian government, is aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of violence against women and combating stereotypes through the universal values of the three monotheistic religions. The project includes several initiatives to make high school students aware of the issue, such as dedicated lectures and a student contest aimed at creating a communication campaign to fight prejudice and discrimination.
Last year, about 90 high school students in Rome, Milan, and Turn participated. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women the winner – a campaign realized by the Liceo statale Caravaggio and the Liceo Lucio Anneo Seneca in Rome – was used on Instagram by Gessica Notaro. All the contest proposals can be seen on Not in my name website. To support the project, you can follow Gessica (@gessicanotaroreal) and answer the questions; post a story on her profile; invite your contacts to follow Not in my name. Hashatg #notinmynamechallenge #25novembre #noallaviolenzasulledonne #giornatamondialecontrolaviolenzasulledonne.