Il Rotary Club Florence Lorenzo the Magnificent and Rotary Foundation I'm at the side of the Artemisia anti-violence center and women who suffer violence and abuse. And so, to facilitate the activity of the Anti-violence Center, the Club has provided to renew Artemisia's computer system for the collection and management of the data necessary for the prevention and protection interventions of women who have suffered violence and their children.
"Artemisia is a reference in the city for violence against women. - said the councilor for Welfare and Equal Opportunities Sara Funaro - It is one of the most active associations that for years has been working in collaboration with the municipal administration carrying out many projects to protect the most fragile women. Thanks to Rotary, an important union has been created that has led to the renewal of Artemisia's IT system, giving the association the opportunity to have greater protection of the privacy of women followed. "
"In the city the issue of violence against women is very much felt - explained Funaro - and today's initiative demonstrates that in addition to institutions, the world of associations and civil society pay great attention to the issue".
Rotary, thanks to a contribution from the Florence Club Lorenzo il Magnifico and a grant from the Foundation, provided the Artemisia association with a server, Of a OS and related licenses and allowed the remaking of the electric lines. Following this intervention, the Club then expanded the project with the installation of a new electric wall.
"This year I have chosen to focus on Artemisia because I think it is an important association, very well known because it has a long life and, as president, I have focused my intervention on no to gender violence, women and children - tells the president of the Rotary club Florence Lorenzo the Magnificent Paola Del Mastio - we consulted Artemisia, verified her needs and with them we agreed to redo and update their computer and operating system ".
Rotary's contribution comes from the proceeds of the musical show entitled 'Christmas without de-Coroat the Auditorium al Duomo, that the Florence Rotary Club Lorenzo Il Magnifico and the Rotaract Florence Bisenzio organized the 14 last December.
"In the show our members performed - explained the president Paola Del Mastio -, who understood that their presence on stage would help women and children who have suffered violence. The commitment of Rotary testifies to how important the support of the community and above all of the people engaged in civil society is to carry out concrete actions of support and help to those who, in situations of violence, are the bearer of often urgent and complex needs, which always require more an ability to network the resources of the territory to build adequate responses to favor protection and autonomy paths ".
"We have decided to help Artemisia to be close to the women victims of violence and their children - specified Paola Del Mastio -. Women who are in difficulty and who are assisted by the association do not have to feel alone and must know that there is someone who thinks about them. We are close to them ".
The Florence Rotary Club Lorenzo il Magnifico, in carrying out its service activity, considered it appropriate to meet the needs of the Artemisia association to renew the IT system.
"I thank Rotary for what it has done for our association," said the president of the Artemisia anti-violence center Teresa Bruno -, showing great sensitivity. It is important for us to keep the IT system up to date both in terms of the reports we have to make and in terms of protecting the women and children we care about ”. "In these years of activity we have seriously had the testimony of a Florentine community very active towards the problem of violence against women and Rotary today represents this community. Which is made by associations, companies, individual citizens and institutions that have always supported us, allowing us to create together with the territorial services networks that work. This sense of community participation is a wealth of our territory ".
The activity of Artemisia, which operates throughout the metropolitan city of Florence, is aimed at receiving and managing requests for help from women in situations of violence and child victims of abuse and abuse, working in synergy with the social services of the territory .