The Roxanne Project of Roma Capitale, which supports women victims of trafficking, closes. The complaint comes from Francesca Danese, spokesperson for the Third Sector Forum: “The mayor Virginia Raggi cannot fail to know that a service that was the flagship of Rome, brought as a model throughout Europe, is being closed”.
“Roxanne” has been Closed suddenly. The only one Rome Capital service for the support and reintegration of victims of trafficking it no longer exists. The office in via Galilei, in the Social Policy Department of the Municipality of Rome, was dismantled yesterday afternoon. He told it to Fanpage.it Francesca Danese, spokesperson for the Lazio Third Sector Forum. The closure, which left the operators stunned, came after a premiere public race canceled for several errors.
“The Municipality cannot close an essential service like this, there were other roads”
The report of what happened has arrived on social media. The post is from Francesca Danese, former councilor for social policies in the Marino council: “It was just dismantled, closed, canceled the only program to combat trafficking in human beings. Doesn’t it seem absurd to you that nothing has been done by this council to save a service? “. Heard by Fanpage.it, he explained the reasons for the closure: the public tender for the reassignment of the service went badly due to technical and formal errors , committed both by some entities and by the administration. “But the Municipality of Rome – he protested – he cannot close such an important service while waiting for another tender. There were other tools “.
The silence of the institutions and the appeal to the mayor
The institutions are silent for now: if the complaint had not been published on social media everything would have remained silent. For Francesca Danese the mistake was made upstream: “The tender was not to be made – she declared – because, according to article 55 and the sentence of the Constitutional Court, co-planning is necessary for such long-lived publicly directed programs”. The goal, according to Danese, is to remove the service from the third sector by entrusting it to Roma Solidale Foundation, an institution governed precisely by the Capitol at the time. He then denounced the serious political responsibilities: “The mayor Virginia Raggi cannot fail to know that a service that was the flagship of Rome, brought as a model throughout Europe, is being closed“.
The chain of support for victims of trafficking stops
“Roxanne” is a complex machine: le road drive are managed by House of social rights, Parsec Cooperative e Magliana 80. Then there are the counters forjob placement and community structures called “protected houses“. The door has been closed and the mobile units are waiting for a new tender. At the moment, only the protected houses would remain open. After ten years, and a long phase of experimentation, the chain is blocked:” identify women who intend to leave the circuits of exploitation; to the prevention and reduction of harm; guidance, also of a legal nature, to literacy projects, guidance and work placements. “All this, for now, is at a standstill.