Italy: Council of Europe Commissioner Condemns Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination Against Women
Thursday, December 14, 2023 12:00 PM

Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic has issued a report condemning widespread gender-based violence and discrimination against women in Italy, which she says victimizes both citizens and non-citizens. She lamented lax enforcement of laws by police and courts, and Italy's last-place European Union ranking for gender equality in the workplace. Italy has passed some notable legislation to address these concerns, but Mijatovic points to slow implementation, resistance, and impunity.

Compiled from: "Rights expert blasts Italy's handling of gender-based violence and discrimination against women," Associated Press, Dec. 14, 2023.