Milan, 25 August 2023 – The Lega Serie B will make its commitment to the fight against violence against women permanent. Following the many episodes that fill newspapers on a daily basis and the good response of public opinion, which has appreciated the information and awareness initiatives carried out in the past seasons which have found prestigious and institutional partners along the way, President Mauro Balata has decided to extend the various actions throughout the championship. He hopes to make the maximum contribution to the fight against a heinous crime that is unfortunately difficult to curb.
The initiatives will start from the second day of the championship and will be continually updated and increased over the course of the year also on Serie BKT pitches.
“We continue and indeed intensify the work begun in previous seasons against violence towards women, which strongly affects our consciences,” emphasises Balata. “As I have often said, we are facing a social emergency and our sport, which unites millions of fans, must be a witness and a motor for change in our society.”
As always, the Lega B is flanked by the Criminal Analysis Service, an inter-force office of the Department of Public Security, directed by Stefano Delfini, who is in charge of the analysis of this serious criminal phenomenon: ‘The Department of Public Security and the Police Forces are in the front line to prevent and combat gender-based violence by taking care of the multidisciplinary training of operators,’ Delfini pointed out, ‘but also by collaborating in information and awareness-raising initiatives on the issue, such as the important campaign against violence against women implemented by the Lega Serie B.”
Red balls, testimonials, video messages, LEDs, social campaigns, and pre-match ceremonies were just some of the actions implemented by the Lega Serie B and carried out by its clubs during the last championship.