Watching a documentary about this marvelous woman and compatriot, Tina Anselmi:
After being forced by fascists as a student to assist to the hanging of 31 young partisans when she was still in high school, she becomes a partisan herself.
First female minister of the Republic of Italy (first ministry of work and later of health)
Mother of Italy’s Universal Helthcare Reform
Champion of womens’ rights and equality between man and women (eliminated laws that required women to ask their husband’s permission for everything)
Despite being Catholic, introduced the abortion bill and made it a rule of law to have consultories on the territory to promote family planning
Victim of a terrorist attack by fascists who put a bomb under her home, fortunately she wasn’t harmed
President of the committee on one of the biggest enquiries into political corruption ever happened in the country, she was “punished” for doing too much of a good job and she was banned from candidacy in her traditional district to have her in a heavily right wing one, just to have her lose her Senate seat “legally”.
Member of a committee to investigate on the rise of sexual violence as a warfare tool in 1997 Somalia.
Member of a committee for the restitution of the possessions confiscated during the enactment of discriminatory laws against the Jewish citizens of 1938.
In short: a damn, great woman.