More than 10,000 incidents of violence against women in 2022

on meOn the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Greek Civil Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos said: The 10,000 violent incidents, most against women, were handled by 18 police departments in Greece this year for domestic violence.

“Together we will effectively tackle violence against women,” Theodoricakos stressed in a statement. Police officers from the Domestic Violence Department handed out information leaflets at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens on Friday.

“For the Ministry of Civil Protection and the Greek Police, every day is a day of effective action against violence against women,” said Theodorikakos, speaking openly to all women who feel at risk in one way or another, and to the police. urged to report to

The minister’s statement came a day after the Greek Psychiatric Association’s Forensic Psychiatry Division criticized the country’s competent services for not functioning properly.

Gender-Based Violence: Greece Negative First – Victims Do Not Trust Justice – Competent Services Underperform

Greece is the last country in Europe to be protected from gender-based violence, with fragmented services and low victim trust in the criminal justice system and service delivery system, the association said in a statement. Stated.

Emphasizing that “Greece is negative first” among EU countries, he pointed out that gender-based violence is a fundamental human rights issue, and concerted action is required to eradicate it.

The problem of domestic violence is global and all countries face the same challenge to eradicate it.

Awareness and zero tolerance for abuse of women and girls are important steps in preventing violence.

But for substantive change to occur, it requires interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral cooperation, a proper assessment of the needs of victims, and, of course, the clear political will and commitment of each state. reportedly Underlined.

He stressed the fundamental importance of applying the provisions of the Istanbul Convention and creating coordinated groups that provide effective protection and assistance according to the needs of victims of domestic violence.

In addition, the focus should be on updating and filling the major gaps identified in the law to address online violence, which puts women and girls at greater risk.

Violence against women has increased in Greece since the pandemic began, slaughter Case.

It is worth noting that more and more women report being victims of violence facilitated by the Me Too movement. More than 10,000 incidents of violence against women in 2022

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