Reconstruction of women’s history of the Reggio Emilia Approach (1943–1973)
The narrations of Ione Bartoli, Eletta Bertani, Giacomina Castagnetti, Loretta Giaroni, Lidia Greci, Marta Lusuardi and Carla Maria Nironi bear witness to events that should be remembered. They show how female partisans, citizens, councillors, politicians and municipal councillors influence the development of a new form of education (Reggio Emilia Approach) in Reggio Emilia from the Resistenza (1943–1945), to the women’s movement and up until today.
First women’s demonstration of the “Women’s Defence Groups” (GDD) on 8th March 1944. The GDD were founded in Milan in November 1943. 70.000 Italian women fought as GDD members for the liberation of Italy from the German occupying forces.
First female Councillor for Social Services Ione Bartoli (*1930) in the Regional Council of Emilia Romagna, 2nd session of the 1st legislative period 1970–1975.
Women and children claim municipal day nurseries from the parliament. Call for a national demonstration by the “Union of Italian Women” (UDI), 31st March 1971, Rome.