(AVN) Venice, June 9, 2022
‘The brutality, as in the case of Vicenza, always leaves dismay, but the dismay must, according to the words, find an answer in the facts. This is the choice we made in Veneto, and between April and May, we approved an anti-violence plan for women with 3.3 million euros in funding and a large and well-formulated network of aid and defense spread throughout the territory.
This was said by the President of the Veneto region in connection with the recent bloody events, the most recent in Vicenza, where women were subjected to very serious violence, and the day on which the health and social worker presented to the Council. a report on the activities carried out last year.
“It is necessary to defend women – the governor continues – and to form, although it seems impossible in the third millennium, a genuine culture of respect for women, starting with boys and meanwhile guaranteeing a safe haven for girls and mothers , who are victims of violence, unfortunately it happens mostly within family walls or within relationships.With our decisions, we intend to implement actions that can affect the present and future of many girls, women, mothers, wives who experience a devastating experience .
“The Veneto 2022 plan – points out the health councilor – is extremely well worded and contains numerous lines of action, understanding that reality shows us how we should try to do even more, more and more, even on the cultural level as an element of prevention”.
The plan includes initiatives to overcome the difficulties associated with the Covid emergency and to support the social and economic restart of women on their escape from the cycle of violence; strengthening public and private services through interventions to prevent, assist, support and accompany women victims of violence; interventions for housing support, job reintegration and accompaniment on the road to escape from violence; measures to improve the capacity to care for migrant women, including second-generation victims of violence; projects also targeting female minors who are victims of violence and minors who are victims of witnesses to violence; training, communication and information actions; programs aimed at abusing men, including after the issuance of national guidelines. To all of this, we are adding an anti-violence network consisting of more than 90 structures to help women ranging from anti-violence counters to the availability of sheltered housing.
Currently, Veneto has 26 anti-violence centers (CAVs) and 38 dedicated wards; a total of 64 entries that women can turn to. The network also includes 28 shelters for a total of 76 rooms. The latter are homes that the woman can use, even in the company of minors, and interrupt the violent relationship by living a life of safety.
“Among the shelters are 16 type A, ie with a secret address – adds the councilor -. The entire network is in line with a large supply, which in order to become increasingly efficient depends on valid coordination. For this reason too, the Regional Coordinating Board for the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women is of great importance, which took office in February last year to bring together representatives of all institutional bodies, such as local, prefectures, law enforcement agencies, Scholastic Office, ANCI, university, health and social health institutions and also the Court of Appeal ”.
The network of structures is territorially distributed in the provincial areas:
Case Refuge: Belluno 2; Padova 8; Rovigo 1; Treviso 3; Venice 3; Vicenza 8; Verona 3.
CAV: Belluno 1 (Bridge in the Alps); Padua 5 (Cittadella, Rubano, Piove di Sacco, Padua, Este); Rovigo 1 (Rovigo); Treviso 5 (Castelfranco, Montebelluna, Treviso, Vittorio Veneto, Quinto di Treviso); Venice 6 (San Donà di Piave, Venice, Venice, Noale, Portogruaro, Chioggia); Vicenza 5 (Vicenza, Cogollo del Cengio, Asiago, Schio, Bassano del Grappa); Verona 3 (Verona, Verona, Legnago).
Branches: Belluno 3 (Belluno, Feltre, Sedico); Padua 7 (Camposampiero, Vigodarzere, Abano Terme, Cadoneghe, Conselve, Montagnana, Solesino); Rovigo 2 (Adria, Lendinara); Treviso 4 (Asolo, Pieve di Soligo, Valdobbiadene, Vedelago); Venice 8 (Jesolo, Musile, Venice Cannareggio, Lido of Venice, Mira, Venice, Mirano, Cavarzere); Vicenza 8 (Arzignano, Bassano del Grappa, Belvedere di Tezze, Cassola, Lusiana Conco, Marostica, Pozzoleone, Valbrenta); Verona 6 (Bussolengo, Caprino Veronese, Negrar, Pescantina, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Sona).
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