Monday, 19 March 2018

The first Italian Women Publisher Fair

The first Italian Women Publisher Fair was held in Rome from 8th of March to 11th March at the International Women's House at Trastevere in Rome.

The location at the International Women's House was not an accidental choice but due to its history, it means a political choice.
The House in fact represenst the place where the Roman and Italian feminism from the 70's found home. It's nowaday a place where women can find legal patronage, health advises and where many Women associations work to ensure abused, wicked and immigrant Women a place to stay and an help.

So it was clear that the first Italian Women Publisher Fair would be in a such of place.

From an idea by  Maria Palazzesi and with the main publisher as Iacobelli  and the Observatory of the Independent Publishers, Archivia and Leggendaria, the Fair has seen almost seventy publishers from all over Italy. 

From the biggest Italian editors Mondadori or Rosenberg&Sallier to the smaller and independent as L'Orma, or Ortica publisher. To the most popular such as DWF directly from the 70's feminism to the newest as "Le Ginestre" (The Brooms) by Herald publisher. All deal with Women as authors or as topic.

Many were also the book presentations, the previews of the incoming books and many were also the meetings e.g. about the Italian metoo movement #quellavoltache (thattimethat) or about the need to involve Women in publishing.

A success of public which came from all over the country to this first Italian Women Publisher Fair that we hope was just at its start and where Women  have could find a "place of their own".

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

From metoo to wetoogether- The Italian Women's International Day 8th March

Weinstein's scandal of Hollywood wich gave a new born to the metoo mouvement gave also to the Italian Women's International Day the occasion to underline that the community is the strenght of each other. So we have passed from metoo to wetoogeter the new slogan of this year's manifestation organized by Nonunadimeno (Not one less) on 8th March.

Even this year in fact this National manifestation would be the occasion to let understand the value of Italian Women in business but also in their nursing work so that a strike will be held right on 8th March in Italy.

In Italy, in fact, Women who work are paid less than men for the same job and the domestic and care work that are for the most of their own are not considered at all.

This appeal was collected by the best-known Trade Unions which have embraced the Women's strike of today and which involves buses, metro, trains, airplanes and local lines in all Italian cities so that the main ways of transport will be out of order for 24 hours. This decision was due to support the proclamation of the strike called by Nonunadimeno to reaffirm the essentiality of the contribution of Women in society and in economy and to contrast male violence against Women that has never been seriously legislated. 

In conjunction with the demonstrations in squares and streets by Nonunadimeno many initiatives for the International Women's Day designed by associations, institutions, Women's organizations will take place. Book presentations, film screenings, debates, concerts, meetings and exhibitions throughout Italy.

Public institutions also wanted to join the International Women's Day so that,for example, all State Museums are free for Women and this year for the first time ever there will be a Women's publishing Fair at the International Women's House , in Rome.

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