According to Nicoletta Livi Bacci of the Artemisia women’s shelter in Florence, every two days a woman is killed as a result of domestic violence in Italy.
Behold the dark side of the passion-fueled “latin lover”; the urgent human rights issue nobody wants to talk about; the one Italians think is a private matter that should be dealt with at home.
It is this prevailing attitude of course that has contributed to what is fast becoming a veritable epidemic of femicide in this country.
In March, Barbie Latza Nadeau reported for the Daily Beast on a spike in domestic-violence murders at the beginning of this year that justifiably outraged women’s groups and finally started setting off alarm bells for everyone else.
Nadeau quotes Justice Minister Elsa Fornero at a conference on domestic violence in Turin held in early March.
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