Mural Against Femicide in Rome, Italy

Street art is very often involved with social issues and the murals are used as media to make the people aware of specific problems that daily through our lives. In Rome, at Via dei Sardi, on November 24th 2012 a group of women realised a mural portrayed 240 female silhouettes that represent 240 women murdered from the beginning of that year. Each female profile is marked by the name and the death date to remember them as people not as numbers. In the last years the mural was vandalised and the tags and other signs have covered the painting. In 2015 some volunteers brought back the artwork to the original state. Now the women are visible again: they are painted hand in hand because they remind us it’s only possible to fight the femicide if we stay together.

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