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International Women's Day at Sapienza University

Sapienza University celebrates International Women’s Day with a series of events that focus on physical and psychological welfare, social achievements, and address how discrimination and violence still affect many women worldwide.

Violence Against Women - Do we still need to talk about it?

Tuesday, March 7 – 2:00 pm
Room B14
Via Salaria 113, Rome

A debate on “Violence against women: Do we still need to talk about it?” will analyse one of the most enduring social problems of our times. The debate will review “Let Them Live. Voices on Violence Against Women,” a book by Valeria Babini, and then focus on femicide, the exploitation of the female body, war violence and the Cologne New Year’s Eve attacks on women.

Speakers include Valeria Babini, Maura Misiti, and television host and author Serena Dandini, who will address issues related to gender violence. The documentary film "The Human Race" by Germano Maccioni will be screened during the debate. 

Women’s Day and Health

Wednesday, March 8 – 10:30 am 
Anthropology Building 
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

The “Sapienza in Movimento” Student Association has organised a day addressing physical and psychological well-being dedicated to female students. Free Pap Tests will be available in a mobile clinic with experience staff from the Artemisia Lab. Moreover, Anlaids Lazio and psychologists and sexologists from the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, will host an information desk dedicated to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and will be available to answer questions on sexual and female health.

FIGI – Women in Engineering Project

Wednesday, March 8 – 4:00 pm
Aula del Chiostro – “San Pietro in Vincoli” Engineering Building
Via Eudossiana 18, Rome

"Female Talent” is organized by the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering to provide students with the opportunity to learn, through the description of different realities, roles and experiences, about the many opportunities provided by labour market.

The event will involve successful women managers in a round table addressing the question: "Is Business Womanly?”. The objective is to explore the many roles that are perceived as being reserved to men and to understand how to promote the interest and attention of companies towards women. "Female Talent" will end with the presentation of scholarships from ENEL, Ferrovie dello Stato and Terna to the best female students enrolled in degree programmes with few women.

Presentation of “Restoring Memory. Sources for Women History”

Wednesday, March 8 – 4 pm
Organi Collegiali Room – Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome 

The “Restoring Memory” Series, which was begun in 2007, collects extracts written by female authors from the late Middle Ages to modernity that have remained unpublished or unknown. The project, which originated from a joint initiative between the State Archives in Rome and Sapienza University, has already published 12 fundamental books for studies and research on women’s writing and is bringing back to life a vast number of forgotten documents.

Directors Marina Caffiero and Manola Ida Venzo will attend the talk that be coordinated by journalist Giuseppe Di Leo and broadcast live on Radio Radicale.