Don’t let your guard down, the 21st day of the BKT Series dedicated to the fight against violence against women .
The campaign to raise awareness against violence against women continues, which Lega Serie B carries out on the pitches thanks to the twenty clubs and together with the Department of Public Safety – Central Criminal Police Directorate and the Forensic Congressional Organism .
An ever-present commitment also in the light of the reports of the Ministry of the Interior which tell of a phenomenon with still too high numbers and of the recent cases of feminicide which have appeared in the national news.
For this reason, during the 21st day of Serie BKT, scheduled for next weekend, Lega B organized a series of initiatives for, as Lega B president Mauro Balata explains, ‘don’t let your guard down and through the extraordinary communication vehicle that is football, send messages to public opinion so that this heinous crime, which represents a violation of human rights, is definitively eradicated from our society. I thank the Forensic Congress Organization and the Public Security Department of the Central Criminal Police, always at the forefront of countering the phenomenon with professionalism, for their attention in supporting our initiatives ‘.
The players of the two teams during the ceremonial pre-match of the 21st day will wear a red ribbon on their wrists while the wording will appear on the sideline LEDs No to violence against women with the hashtag #ENOUGH which resumes the campaign launched in the 14th round, when on the occasion of the international day of November 25th a special red ball was played, accompanying it with various support initiatives.
For the Prefect Vittorio Rizzi , Deputy Director General of Public Security – Central Director of the Criminal Police “Gender-based violence is a complex phenomenon that has ancient roots and that requires in-depth and constant joint analysis to be combated. I thank the Lega Serie B because today the teams most loved by sportsmen and women can convey a message of fundamental importance together with us, the Police Force, to promote effective gender equality”.
The declarations of the forensic congress body – ‘Gender-based violence is a crime that spares no one and that persists at every latitude and in every cultural context. Recently it has also dramatically affected a young lawyer, good and committed to social work who will no longer be able to make her dreams come true. We will carry on his ideas and his battles, with even more determination, honoring his memory. We thank Lega Serie B and its president, Mauro Balata, for the attention and sensitivity shown.’
At the Central Directorate of the Criminal Police, the Criminal Analysis Service, an office with a joint connotation, among other things carries out, also through the extrapolation of statistical data, the analysis of all the criminal episodes that integrate cases attributable to gender-based violence . With regard to the period 1 – 15 January 2023 , 12 homicides were recorded, with 5 female victims , all killed in the family/emotional sphere ; of these, 4 died at the hands of their partner/ex-partner . ‘ Unfortunately disturbing data – concludes Balata – which give a dimension of the problem and the need to continue with the utmost commitment to promote prevention and contrast actions’ .