The activists of theRight Half Association took to the streets last October to demand that the 50% of the Recovery Fund was intended for women. On Saturday 23rd at 11 a.m. they organise a flash mob in Rome, Milan, Turin and Palermo to say that what is in the published documents is not enough.
Here is the communiqué.
RECOVERY DOESN'T COVER US - #NONCE
SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 11 A.M. - FLASHMOB
In his speech to the Chamber of Deputies, the Prime Minister confirmed thecommitment to female employment.
In October (see here e here) we submitted appel to the government that collected 50,000 signatures and we took to the streets of Rome to bring your and our "It's not fair'demanding that in planning and deploying the unique and vast resources of the Recovery Fund coming from Europe, proper attention should be paid to redressing gender inequalities that represent a real brake on female employment and economic growth in the country.
There can be no restart without half the population. 60% of the jobs lost in 2020 are women.
In the draft plan drawn up by the government, gender equality is now indicated as a transversal premise, but without the indication of precise projects or the allocation of adequate economic resourcesstarting with what most engages women and prevents them from both emancipating themselves and being able to contribute fully to the country's economy: unpaid care work.
We ask for an evaluation before and after the impact on men and women of each euro invested.
-4 billion more for kindergartens so that every child has a place.
-care services and care for the disabled and elderly.
-a law on equal pay.
-enlargement of the protections of the maternity to self-employed workers
-access to credit and financing to women's enterprises
-transparent procurement to those who ensure gender equality
We also ask 5 months of compulsory paternity leave as opposed to the current 10 days.
For this SATURDAY 23 JANUARY at 11 a.m. we will come down again to shout that NOT ENOUGH in four Italian squares
ROME - Piazza Trilussa
MILAN - Piazza San Fedele
TORINO - Piazza Castello
PALERMO (virtual square)
We care about the safety of all and sundry, so for the sake of distancing if you want to actively participate in the flashmob and secure one of the limited placards you will find in the square, write to us.
DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE FLASHMOB BY MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD WHEREVER YOU ARE?
The flashmob is also online! Post a photo with the sign WE DON'T NEED IT (found here or you can write it by hand), tag us and add the hashtags #not enough #just enough