Kimiyya ||Le Donne Attrici del Dialogo (EN)

Women Actress of Dialogue

The Joint Action KĪMIYYA: Women Actress of Dialogue”, conceived and organized by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and 12 Anna Lindh Foundation National Networks adhere to it: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Mauretania, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovenia and Tunisia.
The action aims to gather and deepen the work done so far by formulating concrete recommendations and operational guidelines
Women are the main “promoters” of connections between civil societies: by supporting their training, education and access to new tools and modern digital technologies, it will be possible to facilitate the intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Med region, reduce migration and address the causes of conflict.
The name KĪMIYYA has been chosen because in the ancient languages of Mediterranean culture (Aramaic, Arab, Greek and other languages), it means “to embrace”, “melt”, “put together”, “meet”, “share” and “mix”.

The Honourable Gianfranco Rotondi - member of the Culture Commission of the Chamber of Deputies - signed the "Kimiyya Manifesto" in defence of Women's rights in the world and, at this time, for Ukrainian women victims of an unjust and fratricidal war.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo - together with the Anna Lindh Italia Federation, the Kimiyya programme and the Museum of Peace - MAMT - celebrated in Naples and in other Euro-Mediterranean cities the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This event was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations through resolution number 54/134 of 17 December 1999.
The United Nations General Assembly," President Capasso reminded the many women present at the Museum of Peace, "designated 25 November as the date of the anniversary and invited governments, international organisations and NGOs to organise activities on that day to raise public awareness of the problem of violence against women.
The date of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also marks the beginning of the "16 days of activism against gender-based violence" preceding World Human Rights Day on 10 December each year, initiated in 1991 by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) and supported by the United Nations, to highlight that violence against women is a violation of human rights. This period", said President Capasso, "includes a number of other significant dates, including 29 November, Women Human Rights Defenders Day (WHRD), 1 December, World AIDS Day, and 6 December, the anniversary of the Montreal Polytechnic massacre, when 14 female engineering students were killed by a 25-year-old man who claimed he wanted to fight feminism".
In many countries, such as Italy, the colour displayed on this day is red and one of the symbolic objects is red women's shoes, lined up in squares or public places to represent the victims of violence and feminicide. The idea came from an installation by Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, Zapatos Rojos, created in 2009 in a square in Ciudad Juarez, and inspired by the murder of her sister by her husband and the hundreds of women kidnapped, raped and murdered in this border town in northern Mexico, a hub of the drug and human trafficking market. The installation has since been replicated in many countries around the world, including Argentina, the United States, Norway, Ecuador, Canada, Spain and Italy. The campaign in Italy is being carried out in particular by the Anti-Violence Centre and women's associations working in the field of violence against women.
And it was precisely red that welcomed the many visitors - in compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules - who came to the Museum. There was great emotion in the Marrakech Room, where the walls are lined with the blank footprints of violated women whose stories can be seen on the Museum's video wall screens.

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With many webinar links women representing various fields - politics, culture, religion, volunteering, education, science, etc. - members of the KIMIYYA program of the Fondazione Mediterraneo celebrated the "World Day against violence against women" at the Museum of Peace - MAMT. The women members of the “Anna Lindh Italia Federation” participated.
It was the UN assembly in 1999 that chose this date in memory of the sacrifice of the sisters Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal, killed by agents of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. But what is the story of the Mirabal sisters? To find out, we need to go back to 1960. On November 25 of that year, in fact, three sisters were killed by agents of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.
After being stopped in the street on their way to prison to visit their husbands, they were beaten with sticks and thrown into a ravine by their executioners, who tried to put the brutal violence through an accident. It was immediately clear to public opinion that the three women had been murdered. Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal - these are their names - were, in fact, known as activists of the clandestine group Movimento 14 giugno, disliked by the government. Because of their militancy, in January 1960, they were also arrested and jailed for a few months, as the page dedicated to their history published in the Encyclopedia of Women recalls
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Roberta Santaniello, director of the Campania Region and vice-president of the Campania Regional Assembly of the Democratic Party, signed the appeal of the Mediterranean Foundation for "THE ACTRESSED WOMEN OF THE DIALOGUE" titled "KĪMIYYA".
The program is designed and implemented by the Mediterranean Foundation, in collaboration with 12 national networks of the «Anna Lindh Foundation» (Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovenia, Tunisia) and with the main international institutions (UN, European Parliament, Council of Europe, etc.).
WOMAN is the main "promoter" of links between civil societies: by supporting her training, education and access to new tools and new digital technologies, it will be possible to facilitate the implementation of intercultural dialogue in the Euro Mediterranean region and reduce migration and the causes of conflicts.
The name KĪMIYYA was chosen because in the ancient Mediterranean languages ​​(Amharic, Arabic, Greek and other languages) it means "to embrace", "to merge", "to reunite together", "to share", "to amalgamate".
809 are the first signatory women in the world to date, including Nobel laureates, women with government responsibilities, women of culture and science and so on for a long list to which today is added the name of Roberta Santaniello
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