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Italy’s Artisans Anxious As Brands Haggle To Bridge Luxury Gap

Italy’s Artisans Anxious As Brands Haggle To Bridge Luxury Gap

With unsold luxury handbags and clothing gathering dust in their workshops, Italy’s artisans fear for their future as brands cut orders and in some cases demand discounts and payment delays. Italy accounts for around 40% of global luxury goods manufacturing and has been hit hard by a dramatic drop in demand triggered by the coronavirus […]

Italian Centres For Abused Women Lose State Funding As Lockdown Fuels Demand

Italian Centres For Abused Women Lose State Funding As Lockdown Fuels Demand

When Italy announced its coronavirus lockdown in early March Anna Levrero, who runs a shelter for abused women in the worst-hit region of Lombardy, knew it would bring a spike in calls. But she was already grappling with another challenge. Centres for domestic abuse sufferers in Lombardy in northern Italy have since last year been […]

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Telefono Rosa, Italy’s largest domestic violence helpline, said calls fell 55% to 496 in the first two weeks of […]

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Citing official data, a parliamentary committee into violence against women said last week that reports to police of domestic […]

NGOs In Italy And Nigeria Join Forces Against Human Trafficking

NGOs In Italy And Nigeria Join Forces Against Human Trafficking

The Nigerian Women Association (NWA) Verona Italy in collaboration with the Child Protection Network (CPN) Kosofe, are bent on restoring the image of Nigeria through the support of victims of human trafficking while combating the recurrent menace. To achieve this drive, the NWAV launched an initiative, INsigHT, to build capacity to deal with human trafficking […]

25-Year-Old Nigerian Migrant Commits Suicide In Italy

25-Year-Old Nigerian Migrant Commits Suicide In Italy

A 25-year-old Nigerian man identified as Prince Jerry killed himself in Italy after authorities denied him a residence permit. Jerry’s funeral was held Friday morning, at the Chiesa dell’Annunziata in Genoa. Prince Jerry was a chemistry graduate and was continuing his studies at a University having arrived from Libya on a boat two and a […]

Amazon Workers On Strike In Germany, Italy And The UK

Amazon Workers On Strike In Germany, Italy And The UK

Amazon workers in Germany, Spain, Italy and the U.K. walked off the job on Black Friday, mixing labor unrest with the start of the biggest shopping season of the year. Close to 90 percent of the workers — some 1,600 employees, according to Business Insider — participated in the walkout at Spain’s largest Amazon warehouse […]

New Leaders Grab the Reins of Power in Italy and Spain

New Leaders Grab the Reins of Power in Italy and Spain

Spain’s new leader began harnessing the unlikely forces that brought him to power while a populist government took over in Italy, capping a week of political drama that sent financial markets into turmoil as the future of the euro region again rose to the fore. In Madrid, Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez was sworn in Saturday […]

Berlusconi’s Bravado Rings Hollow on the Eve of Italian Election

Berlusconi’s Bravado Rings Hollow on the Eve of Italian Election

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told supporters in Rome that his four-party coalition will win a majority in Sunday’s election but the body language of his allies suggested there was little conviction in the forecast. At their only joint appearance of the election campaign, Berlusconi, 81, and his center-right partners insisted they will govern for […]

Sudan: Italy, UNFPA Start Project To Prevent Uterine Cervix Cancer In Eastern Sudan

Sudan: Italy, UNFPA Start Project To Prevent Uterine Cervix Cancer In Eastern Sudan

 The Italian ambassador and the country representative of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sudan signed an agreement to support “Prevention of Uterine Cervical Cancer in Eastern Sudan” today. The one-year project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation with an amount of € 400,000 is expected to start in March this year, the […]

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