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Taranto, Italy   21/08/2012<br />
Roberta is one of the promoters of the city committee Taranto LIDER (Free Initiatives for Economic Diversification and Conversion) that deals with raising public awareness on environmental issues and industrial pollution. Since she was 14 years old, she suffers from a chronic disease of the uterus, Endometriosis. It is a crippling disease because the pain is such that it affects every aspects of the daily life. It requires several surgeries later in life and, if not made in time, leads to the inability to have children. Endometriosis is a congenital disease that appears in places contaminated with large quantities of dioxin and PCBs , as it is the case in Taranto. After long suffering , Roberta was being a mother, but the 'war' is not yet won. Although the doctors were recommending to leave Taranto,  she decided to stay anyway for the sake of her family and for her city! "
Taranto, Italy 21/08/2012
Roberta is one of the promoters of the city committee Taranto LIDER (Free Initiatives for Economic Diversification and Conversion) that deals with raising public awareness on environmental issues and industrial pollution. Since she was 14 years old, she suffers from a chronic disease of the uterus, Endometriosis. It is a crippling disease because the pain is such that it affects every aspects of the daily life. It requires several surgeries later in life and, if not made in time, leads to the inability to have children. Endometriosis is a congenital disease that appears in places contaminated with large quantities of dioxin and PCBs , as it is the case in Taranto. After long suffering , Roberta was being a mother, but the 'war' is not yet won. Although the doctors were recommending to leave Taranto, she decided to stay anyway for the sake of her family and for her city! "

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