QUICK FACTS Social: -Women are not treated equally. -There are more women in Italy than men.-Berlusconi’s behavior is considered offensive to women, seeing as he objectiﬁes them. (covered later)-Women and men against Berlusconi’s behavior are protesting.-While 90% of women have college degrees, less than half are currently employed.
QUICK FACTS Political: -President: Giorgio Napolitano -Right-to-die debate in 2009 -Prime Minister: Silvio Berlusconi-Aug 2010: 30 desputies led by Gini broke away from Party Of Freedom causing Silvio to voice concern of law in Italy. Elections due in 2013 & restricted Political pressure groups: manufacturers, Roman Catholic GLOBAL PRESS FREEDOM DECLINES IN 2010 Parliament =democracy and republic put together
QUICK FACTS Economic: Unemployment Rate: 8.4% (2010 est.) country comparison to the world: 97 7.8% (2009 est.)[see also: Unemployment rate country ranks ] GDP: $1.782 trillion (2010 est) [11th in world] Labor Force: 25.05 million (2010 est.) [23rd in world]
QUICK FACTS Military: -13th Largest in military strength-( Active Personnel - 240,000; Active reserve - 65,200; Active Paramilitary - 328,368 -10th Largest in military spending (21.1 Billion Dollars).
WHY THE UNREST?Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is involved in a sex scandal.
SILVIO BERLUSCONI’S ENTRANCEIn 2008, following the collapse of the previous Prime Minister’s government.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNREST Rogue members of the police and intelligence services lent themselves to a so-called "strategy of tension" aimed at raising the level of violence to the point at which it could be used tojustify draconian (harsh code of laws) repression or even a coup détat. 1970
AVERAGE CITIZEN Men are treated fairly well, but women are not treated asequals, 90% of women in Italy have a college degree, but less than half have jobs.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEMALES?The women are limited in their opportunities for employment.
WHY RISE UP?Because women are not treated fairly, and the Prime Minister has made them look like fools.
SLIDESHOW OF HIS WOMEN http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/09/ berlusconi-slideshow200909
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