Together against gender-based violence
Camst renews its collaboration with the association D.i.Re - Women in the Network Against Violence to create awareness-raising, training and direct support activities for women victims of violence.
According to the latest ISTAT data, 6.788 million women between the ages of 16 and 70 have experienced some form of violence in their lives, almost 3.5 million have suffered stalking. For this reason, on the occasion of the International Day Against Violence Against Women, Camst launched its own action plan, renewing its collaboration with D.i.Re. – Donne in Rete contro la violenza (Women in the Network against Violence) is a national association that brings together 84 organisations in Italy, totalling 111 anti-violence centres and more than 60 shelters.
Promoting cultural change
Thanks to more than 3,000 workers and experts – lawyers, psychologists, educators, activists and volunteers – D.i.Re. supports 20,000 women each year on their way out of violence. The association is part of the European network against gender-based violence Wave – Women against violence Europe, and carries out awareness-raising and information campaigns, as well as training courses and research, to promote the cultural change necessary to dismantle the stereotypes and prejudices that fuel the power inequality in which male violence against women is rooted.
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From values to actions: Camst’s initiatives
There are many joint initiatives that the Group – which employs more than 12,000 women, out of a total of 15,000 employees – has planned with D.i.Re., starting with the activation of job placement paths within the company’s production facilities or offices in favour of women who have fled situations of violence, with the aim of creating for them conditions of greater economic autonomy. This activity, which will start in 2021, will be flanked by online training courses conducted by the association’s trainers and aimed at the managers of the premises (150 people) to spread knowledge of the phenomenon of violence and offer the tools to support female colleagues in difficulty.
An information leaflet ‘Out of Violence’ was also published and will be distributed in printed format to all company employees to help them recognise the forms and signs of violence, and to offer victims useful tools and contacts to help them out.