“This Seat is Taken”: Italy’s Posto Occupato Campaign

Link to HuffPost Impact: “Posto Occupato Campaign ‘Saves Seats’ To Raise Awareness About Gender Abuse And Femicide In Italy”

“Maria Andaloro, the editorial director of online magazine La Grande Testata, has launched the Posto Occupato campaign to raise awareness about the pervasive issue of abuse against women in Italy.

The campaign places its signs — which depict a knife, dripping blood and a woman’s figure — on seats in various trains, buses and theaters to inform Italians about the importance of stopping gender violence, Reuters reports. In Italian, Posto Occupato means ‘this seat is taken,’ thereby representing the seats that deceased victims of femicide would be filling, if they were still living” (linked above).

Follow the Posto Occupato campaign on Twitter at @postoccupato.


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