Conference at Consulate in NY: Italians, “Know Your Rights” on Domestic Violence

Nov 25, 2022 419

BY: Claudia Carbone, Riccardo Costa e Leide Porcu

While in America the black transgender community proactively asks for protection, in Italy there is a legislative vacuum on same-sex couples. Based on three simple and powerful words, Know Your Rights, this was the first conference on domestic abuse organized at the New York Consulate by the Tri-State Comites in collaboration with the Italian Women USA group, and designed as an informational campaign about rights in a foreign country.

“Know Your Rights” addressed the immense Italian and Italian-American community that lives in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Bermuda – almost 90,000 compatriots who live in the land of opportunities. The meeting was conducted entirely in English in order to reach new and old generations, women and men far from their home country, Italy. 

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