Red benches | Ferrere
On Monday 8 March 2021, two red benches dedicated to women victims of femicide were inaugurated in Piazza Sant'Agostino in Ferrere, commissioned by the municipal administration with the commitment of the Municipal Councilor Tamara Parodi and some volunteers from Ferrere who did their utmost to set up and paint them red, the color of the blood shed by women victims of violence.
The colored benches - side by side - are clearly visible to anyone crossing the square and are the symbol of the place occupied by the women who are no longer there, carried away by the fury of violent men.
March 8 was chosen to involve all women and give continuity to November 24 which, officially, is the world day against violence against women.
As part of civic education, pupils in grades III, IV and V, led by primary school teachers, addressed the issue of the dignity of the person understood as awareness of their own and others' feelings.
The pupils chose the phrase to be written on the plaque that was placed on the red benches in Piazza Sant’Agostino.
Among the phrases proposed, the choice fell on a thought by Rita Levi Montalcini: "Look at the light and the shadow will fall behind you".