European Liberals: ANTONIO Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, raised eyebrows when he wore a red stripe of make up under his eye during a crucial Brexit
The Euro chief addressed the world’s media with an arch of red lipstick under his left eye as he gave his backing to Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
The Italian was making a dramatic public gesture supporting the end of domestic violence.
He was following the lead of famous footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo in backing an Italian anti-violence campaign.
Mr Tajani referred to domestic violence during the summit, saying: “It is not normal that it is normal.”
He later tweeted: “Violence against women is unacceptable. I learned this from my mother and I’m teaching it to my children.”
Mr Tajani said the European Parliament would be lit up orange for Sunday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which marks
the start of a 16-day campaign.
He said: “Nobody can try to impose themselves with violence or through violence. Notably against women.”
The campaign backed by Tajani was set up by the Italian humanitarian organisation WeWorld Onlus, the players’ association and the Lega Serie A –
Italy’s top football league.
United Nations data suggests a third of women worldwide have suffered sexual or physical violence, and one in 10 girls have been raped or sexually
Only eight out of 31 European countries surveyed by Amnesty International define rape as sex without consent, the group said on Saturday, urging other
nations to overhaul “outdated” laws that let rapists off the hook and perpetuate victim-blaming