By Gi.U.Li.A journalists
“Stop violence: the words to say it”: a manual, training courses, soon to be a website and app. A new project by the Association of GiULiA women journalists, which has been sponsored by Fnsi, Usigrai and Inpgi, to promote appropriate language in the media in cases of violence against women, so that words do not hurt a second time, was presented at the Forum of Mediterranean Women Journalists.
The manual, the second in the series edited by Giulia, had been illustrated in Montecitorio on Nov. 17 in the presence of President Laura Boldrini, who had declared, “I stand with you in the battle over language.”
The analysis of media is by Prof. Graziella Priulla, the use of image in the narrative of violence, the risk of “double victimization,” laws and ethical norms are by Silvia Garambois and Luisa Betti, journalists at GiULiA.
The following participated with ideas and contributions: Marina Cosi, Anna Scalfati, Alessandra Mancuso, Mara Cinquepalmi, Roberta Serdoz, Natalia Lombardo, Barbara Romagnoli, Claudia Stamerra, Alida Castelli, Rosa Leanza, Elisa Di Salvatore, Irene Giacobbe, Marilù Mastrogiovanni, Luisella Seveso.
The project of GiULiA-a network uniting more than 1,000 women journalists throughout Italy and an association with territorial representations in many regions-was born out of the conviction that information can and must play an important role in combating violence against women: that correct, complete, and exhaustive information is among the actions necessary to curb these crimes that represent a social and cultural defeat for all of us, citizens.
With this work, GiULiA wants to make a strong claim for the role and value of information, a tool of culture that helps develop the critical sense of society and the democracy of countries, which today more than ever also passes through respect for women and their dignity.
The book has been included in the Gender Archive of the University of Bari, a section of the university library dedicated to studies done by and about women, and in the Gender Library of the Equality Council of the Puglia Region. It is therefore available for consultation and lending.