A project titled "The Women's Caravan for Human Gender Rights" is underway in Imola, to prevent and stop social marginalization, discrimination, and male violence against Italian and migrant women in the area.
The main focus of the project "The Women's Caravan for Human Gender Rights" in Imola is a mobile information window that provides assistance to female migrant victims of male violence. The project was created and implemented by the association Trama di Terre and financed by the Emilia-Romagna region.
The initiative aims to prevent and fight social marginalization, discrimination, and male violence against Italian and migrant women by strengthening the network of area services and institutions in order to ensure an integrated intervention system.
A camper for weekly assistance
The project's website explains that the initiative consists in a group of Italian and migrant women equipping a camper that will provide weekly assistance in towns that are part of the Nuovo Circondario Imolese, a union of municipalities with Imola as its capital.
The camper will bring women in the most rural areas information about their rights as mothers and as migrants, with the intention of "overcoming the obstacle of isolation, ensuring women a place of listening and awareness on the topics of work, health, language and professional training, and the fight against male and gender violence".
The caravan includes a mobile library, a children's play area, multi-language informational materials, and an area reserved for interviews and orientation on services with female intercultural mediators and workers, made up of a group of Italian and migrant women with whom clients can dialogue and build empowering relationships. The caravan will have a weekly presence in each of the towns in the Circondario.
Thus far, activities have been introduced in Castelguelfo and Osteria Grande, but the association said assistance will progressively increase in order to reach all of the towns in the Circondario.