Chiara Farnea, Warwick’s Venice Programme Coordinator, has won first prize in a campaign organised by the prestigious Venice opera house La Fenice to tackle violence against women.
Chiara has volunteered for many years for a charitable organisation which offers help to women seeking refuge, and the prize marks a continuation of her efforts to highlight this issue.
La Fenice launched a competition to think up a slogan, which Chiara won with an entry based on the name one of opera’s most famous heroines.
Her winning slogan was:
- C onoscenza (Knowledge)
- A utonomia (Independence)
- R ispetto (Respect)
- M emoria (Memory)
- E ducazione (Education)
- N onvielenza (Nonviolence)
Chiara said:This is a topic I’m passionate about, so to receive this award is an absolute honour. ”
The prize was awarded by a jury consisting of leading figures from Venice’s cultural community.
Chiara Farnea Croff with Italian actress Ottavia Piccolo and Cristian Chiarot, the Sovrintendente of the Teatro la Fenice