Around 20,000 people all over Italy attended the ‘if not now, when?’ event on Sunday, organisers say.
The movement calls for equality and better representation of women in politics, and in the public eye. It also aims to protect women’s rights, especially the right to work, and the provision of aid for young mothers.
One demonstrator said she thought it was necessary for that they deal with this issue in order to move forward:“If our society does not take into account the contribution given by women and the difference of women – our society does not have a future.”
Another added:“As life is organised by women, it’s normal that women have a say in things… without conflict with men of course” This demonstration follows a similar one back in February, and many in attendance said the resignation of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is already a step forward.