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”.

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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