Among the most active cities in Italy is Saronno, in Lombardy, where the initiative of The Economy of Francesco reported, also on this Saturday, an overwhelming presence of citizens who rushed to give their support. “Up to now, 500 people have rallied in this city, every Saturday from 5 to 6 pm, in the very central square “Piazza San Francesco”, and today 200 more have arrived” – says a satisfied Valentina Rotondi, from the EoF Executive Committee and a researcher in Neuroeconomics at the University of Oxford and SUPSI in Lugano. ” This was made possible thanks to the support of various local artists who have rallied for this cause as well as the Association of Amateur Sports “Danzarte” (Dance Art) and the Association “Quattro Passi di Pace” (Four Steps of Peace). This is a collaboration of more than 30 associations based in the area north of Milan and which focus on social inclusivity, peace and sustainable development. Truly, our warmest thanks goes to all of them “.
Among the novelties of this new appointment in support of Afghan women is Chiara Telazzi, a seamstress with a big heart. For weeks she has been sewing a patchwork-style blanket to be given to the Afghan family, soon to arrive from Kabul, who will be hosted at the SOS village in Saronno.
“To remain indifferent is no longer possible and we must raise our awareness. This is the reason for our action: a continuous global march, every Saturday, to express our support, both personal and collective, and our solidarity with the Afghan women and girls. Valentina Rotondi reiterates: “Gathering in the streets and rallying in their favor is not only a gesture in support of the women, but of the entire Afghan society, which was slowly and finally rediscovering the dignity of every person.”
There are also many sit-ins and rallies being organized around the world in countries like Argentina, Guatemala, and Brazil, despite the difficult conditions caused by the Covid emergency. Also Madagascar, Philippines, and Portugal have joined the initiative. “This is why we must continue to wear, every day, a piece of blue cloth, or put it on the windows of our homes, to tell the Afghan women: we are with you, we see you, we hear you,” emphasizes Maria Gaglione, of the secretariat of The Economy of Francesco, which invites to “give visibility and voice to those who are already losing them in the areas of sports, culture, associations, as well as in everyday life.”
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