POLICIES FOR GENDER EQUALITY

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Several studies about gender gap have shows how the lack of access to financial resources by women still persist nowadays. These obstacles prevent full economic autonomy, with no regard to employment, entrepreneurship or family support by the woman.

Violence is a cyclical phenomenon and it develops in three phases. The ignition of the “cycle of violence” is anticipated by a strategic behaviour, conducted by the man who intends to isolate the woman. He aims to break any significant bond that she has built with family and colleagues. Economic violence develops from this isolation phase, by restricting her power of economic manoeuvres and seizing her income. The woman could also be obliged to deposit her money on joint accounts, leaving her without any card or check. Without any mean to manage her own money and in the worst cases, the victim could be forced into using illicit ways to gain cash.

TRUST WOMAN CARE

Trust Woman Care was established on July 2016: the founders had the desire and moral duty to use part of their resources and energies to help the community. Pushed by experiences and heartfelt stories, they aim to contrast the culture of violence against women and promote activities that guarantee such position, through any lawful method, not only at the cultural and media level, but also with operative and social means:

  • Femicide, along with any other crime and misbehaviour linked to abuse to women, is the main problem that the Trust intends to face. This type of homicide is perpetrated as men kill women because they are women. As mentioned, there are other abuses that many women nationwide and worldwide are suffering, from physical pain, to moral and psychological repercussions. The Trust wants to offer an effective help and support to the victims and families.
  • Bullying and other related crimes target women in many occasions, considering them easy preys or unable to defend themselves. In these cases as well, the Trust would like to offer an effective help and support to the victims and families.
  • The Board commits to promote respect for gender equality in all social aspects of daily life, in the civil, social, familiar and working sphere, along with legal and juridical environments;
  • Gender equality results in equal rights, equal pay and same job opportunities for men and women, as established by Article 37, paragraph 1 of the Constitution of the Italian Republic. The latter also includes specific reference to the guarantee of women and their children’s protection and respect on the workplace.
  • Article 51, paragraph 1 of the Constitution also guarantees equal access to public office and elective posts, reflecting the general assumption of “equal opportunities”.

The aim of the Trust consists exclusively in social solidarity, through charitable activities, according to Article 10, paragraph 1, letter A of the Legislative Decree December 4th, 1997 number 460 and subsequent amendments and additions (“NGO Laws”), and donations to NGOs of the same mission, gathered through specific capital management and former donations. The recipients must operate within the sectors defined in Article 10, paragraph 1, letter A of the NGO Laws, in order to promote useful, social projects and institutional and formative activities, according to Article 10, paragraph 2-bis of the NGO Laws.