Maria Jervolino De Unterrichter

"Women who want Europe as a cultural and human entity have to be conscious that without their adhesion and collaboration no community, defined by papers and not by hearts, could be able to survive."

Maria De Unterrichter Jervolino (Ossana, August 20  1902 – Rome, December 27  1975) was  among the twenty-one women elected in 1946 at the Italian Constituent Assembly. Additionally, she received many prestigious responsibilities and assignments such as: President of Opera Montessori, National Delegate of the Female Movement of Democrazia Cristiana and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Education. During her life, she focused on four main topics: women, education, peace in Europe and southern Italy issues.