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On the occasion of the XXVIa Day of Remembrance and Commitment in memory of the innocent victims of the mafia - promoted by Libera and supported, among others, by the Fondazione Mediterraneo - for the first time in 26 years we are not together to color the squares of Italy . In these difficult days where it is essential to stay at home, we did not want to let the families of the innocent victims of the mafias miss our embrace. And the memory does not stop just as the memory of all the innocent victims of the mafia does not stop. March 21 has never been an end date in itself but always the stage of a commitment that lasts 365 days a year in schools, universities, associations, parishes and everywhere citizens live that responsibility for the common good that it is the first antidote to the evil of the mafias and corruption. The innocent victims of the mafias don't just want to be remembered. They want us to continue their commitment, to fulfill their hopes. To remember, to bring back to the heart the lives of people torn from their families, realizing, in fact, a right to a name and to remember that has no "civil" content but ethical, human, supportive: core values ​​of a community capable of building a process of Memory. This is why it was decided to celebrate the day through a social campaign. Through the web and social media, all the innocent victims of the mafia have been remembered, their stories, their names and our closeness to all the families of the innocent victims of the mafia.

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At the Museum of Peace - MAMT thousands of streaming links for the celebration of the first national day in memory of the victims of the Corinavirus.
In fact, a year ago, on March 18, 2020, Italy was facing one of its first blackest days: about 3,000 victims of Covid-19 nationwide. At the same time in Bergamo, dozens of Army trucks were carrying the coffins of the dead that the city, now close to collapse, could no longer contain to the crematorium ovens of nearby cities. For the occasion, Prime Minister Mario Draghi will be in Bergamo and take part in two events: the first at the monumental cemetery and the second at the inauguration of the Bosco della memoria.
The initiative aims to "preserve and renew the memory of all the people who have died as a result of this epidemic". The proposal that received the go-ahead from Montecitorio is summarized in the unified text (AC 2451 and abb., S. 1894) consisting of 6 articles: among these there is precisely the institution, on March 18, of a National Day in memory of all the victims of the coronavirus epidemic, the possibility that the State, the Regions or local authorities, organize ceremonies, events or initiatives, in coordination with the associations concerned, especially aimed at the younger generations, to favor the moment of remembrance and that the educational activities organized by educational institutions to promote understanding and learning of the issues related to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and the international commitment to its containment.

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The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso with Pia Molinari - member of the board of the Foundation - celebrated the 9th anniversary of the "Totem of Peace" in Iraqi Kurdistan, in Erbil.
"Nine years ago - President Capasso recalls - we met the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani in Erbil, accompanied by a delegation of Ministers and by the Chief of Staff Fuad Hussein.
On that occasion, President Barzani joined the "Totem of Peace" project, ensuring the support of his country. Mario Molinari's sculptural work - Totem of Peace - was presented in several events held on the anniversary of the Halabja genocide and was recognized as a symbol to represent the martyrs of Kurdistan and, recently, the Christian ones of Mosoul.
An important recognition also in consideration of Pope Francis' recent visit to Mosul and his call to peace and interreligious dialogue of which the "Totem of Peace" is a symbol".

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Anna Lindh Italy Federation and other member organizations and associations celebrated Women's Day at the Museum of Peace - MAMT with webinar links in various Mediterranean countries. Despite the restrictions due to the spread of the coronavirus, thanks to the videoconferencing systems present on the various floors of the museum, it was possible to connect with various Euro-Mediterranean countries and, in particular, with those adhering to the "Kimiyya" program launched in 2017 by the Mediterranean Foundation.
President Capasso thanked the women of the various countries who collaborated and, in particular, all the women involved in the front line in the care of the sick caused by the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

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The president Michele Capasso, the Board of Directors, the International Committee and the heads of the branch offices of the Foundation are close and express their deep condolences to the whole "Anna Lindh Foundation" for the death of the executive director Nabil Al-Sharif.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo - one of the founders of the Anna Lindh Foundation - is close to all the members of the secretariat and to the leaders of the national networks in this moment of deep condolences.
A thought and a hug to the family of dr. Nabil Al-Sharif
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