Femicide is a collective defeat that
requires everyone to respond, Justice Minister Carlo Nordio said
"Femicides are a defeat of the State, a collective defeat that
requires a collective response," said Nordio in a hearing before
the parliamentary commission of inquiry into femicide and all
forms of gender violence.
"We are still far behind in the goal of preventing these crimes," he added, the day after attending the funeral of Giulia Cecchettin, the 22-year-old murdered by her ex boyfriend Filippo Turetta.
Nordio said that Cecchettin's funeral had been "heartbreaking", but that so is the situation of Turetta's parents, in whose shoes "we must put ourselves from an ethical point of view"'.
"If we are going to put an end to this massacre, we have to deal with both the victims and the perpetrators, and above all with their families," he continued.
"Education in respect to prevent these forms of aggression against women and the vulnerable must begin within the family," said Nordio, adding that domestic violence is often "difficult to ascertain.
"It is difficult to reconstruct behaviour that takes place in the shadows, in isolated moments and places, often without leaving a trace," he continued.
The justice ministry is "strongly committed to enriching the tools available to assist the victims of these crimes, to ensure the right to information and emotional and psychological support and to prevent secondary victimisation," he concluded.
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