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Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

On july 22 The Board of Justice of the House has approved the bill against homophobia and transphobia. Italy’s leading political parties have voted in favor.The following link shows the basic text. The bill extends the Mancino law -which only punishes acts of discrimination based on ethnic origin, nationality and religion – to acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender.[source]

Users and advertisers against Facebook sexist contents

Women, Action and the Media launched a campaign to get Facebook to end hate speech against women on its website and urged users and advertisers to pull their support. The companies stopped their ads and FB said it would review its guidelines, update training for employees and increase accountability for those who post such matter.

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Racist media under the watchful eye of a group of youths

The group of youths (Italian, immigrants and second generation) who created “Occhio ai media”, an observatory whose aim is monitoring and reporting racist and discriminatory press, wrote the book ¨Nella mia tendopoli nessuno è straniero¨. The book tells about the earthquake that took place in Emilia Romagna from the immigrants point of view: they lost their homes and lived side by side with italians inside the tents.

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