Action for Women is the YouTube channel for a film competition for aspiring directors on Violence against Women.
Every day, many women around the world are victims of various types of violence, ranging from sexual abuse to mobbing, from domestic violence to stalking to socio-cultural discrimination. Most of this violence is never reported due to shame or fear but it is a social evil.
The Council of Europe and the Italian Chamber of Deputies are involved in an awareness campaign about this problem, a problem that knows no geographic border and leaves no socio-cultural group untouched. The Action for Women competition is part of this campaign.
The winning short film will be awarded with a special screening at the 67th Venice International Film Festival 2010.