Pasionaria.it, an Italian feminist webzine, has been nominated in the European Citizenship Awards.
Pasionaria.it promotes gender equality, campaigns for rights and fights against gender stereotypes, homophobia, transphobia and discrimination.
The European Citizenship Awards are a joint initiative of Volonteurope and European Civic Forum, two European networks which promote active citizenship and recognition of the importance of social justice in the cohesion of communities across Europe. The Awards celebrate the democratic and civic engagement of individuals, organisations, citizens’ groups, media platforms and social enterprises, recognising innovative initiatives and contributions which give real substance to European values, create ownership of public space and improve the lives of our communities in terms of democracy, social justice and universal access to rights.
Pasionaria.it has been nominated in the category Media Initiative of the Year. This category recognises professional media and media-based collaborative initiatives which give citizens effective tools to engage and bring about positive change in their communities. Successful media initiatives will have used different tools for engagement and enhanced citizens’ participation, fostered an informed citizenry and enabled the development of a common civic space.
Since November 2014 Pasionaria.it aims at promoting intersectional feminism in Italy and engaging more and more people in the struggle for civil rights.
The team is voluntary, and contributors live across Europe in Italy, the UK and Germany. Pasionaria.it aims to tell a new narrative of the civil rights movement in Italy and in Europe.
Winning this award would give Pasionaria.it greater visibility and the possibility to start building bridges with other European groups and citizens. Moreover, being the only feminist platform nominated, it would give the possibility to put feminism on the agenda.
After being shortlisted by an international panel, it is now up to the public to vote!
This is why we need you and we ask you to vote for our project as the media initiative of the year.
It only takes a few minutes, so please vote for Pasionaria.it and spread the news. Voting will close on the 29th June.