Italy: an activist’s fight for women’s rights in jail

From overcrowded cells to lack of staff, conditions in Italian prisons have been getting worse in recent years.

Women are disproportionally affected, having to deal with gender discrimination, unlike male inmates. Antigone, an organisation for women’s rights in prison, published a report highlighting the inadequate conditions, the lack of professional activities and protection for women with children in prisons.

@vdnews_ita met Valeria Verdolini, president of the Lombardy region section of Antigone and spoke to her about legal forms of discrimination and possible solutions that her organisation is trying to implement.


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