Dateci Voce: Italian women demand voice in Covid-19 fight

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Dateci Voce: Italian women demand voice in Covid-19 fight

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Women in Italy have demanded a greater role in the country's official response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in Europe, with almost 30,000 fatalities.

Yet the Civil Defence's daily briefings on the crisis are chaired by men, and the group of experts advising the government does not include any women.

In response, Italian women have taken to social media to call for better representation.

"We want to be able to exercise our right to be fairly represented," the Dateci Voce ("give us voice") Facebook page said. "Reconstruction of the country must be a project shared by women and together."

Click here to read the full article published by BBC on 8 Maig 2020.

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