Persistent gender inequality, both in Italy and around the world, continues to create major disparities between boys and girls. It is girls who are left to overcome greater threats to their wellbeing, to the full recognition of their rights, and to their ability to make informed decisions about their lives.
Schools, families and communities often perpetuate stereotypes that assign defined roles to girls and boys based on their gender; in the vast majority of cases, these roles discriminate against girls.
Traditional norms, which are often considered to “override” national laws, tend to reinforce these stereotypes. Poor coordination between local institutions and a lack of human and financial resources increase the workload and the responsibilities of civil society groups, which have limited organisational skills and are often volunteer-run.
Our projects aim to rid communities of gender-based violence and discrimination by promoting equal opportunities for girls and boys and by fully supporting the potential of future generations.
We work to develop structures and regulations that allow women and girls to make informed and independent decisions about their lives and to actively participate in economic, political and public life. Greater gender equality, coupled with the real emancipation of women in families and communities, generates benefits for society as a whole.
To this end, we promote coordination between local institutions, civil society organisations, teachers and school committees, the community and its leaders, and families.