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Greek Flag in Pink Exhibit in New York Causes Uproar in Athens

A Greek flag in pink colors exhibited in the Greek consulate of New York has caused anger in Athens with Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis ordering the artwork to be withdrawn. The controversial piece by artist Georgia Lale was exhibited to...

Greece Launches Panic Button Amid Wave of Femicides

Greece is putting the panic button into law, introducing a bill to be voted on today on November 17th in the plenary session of the Parliament. The program is provided for by an amendment submitted to the bill of the Ministry...

Woman Beaten to Death by Husband in 16th Femicide in Greece this Year

A 29-year-old woman in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupoli died on Thursday night after allegedly suffering a severe beating at the hands of her husband. This is the 16th femicide in Greece this year alone. The victim, a mother...

Femicide in Laconia Marks 15th Woman Killed In Greece in 2021

"I probably killed my wife," were the first words heard in a call to police in the early hours of Monday morning. A 40-year-old Albanian man in Laconia made the call, allegedly committing Greece's 15th femicide this year. According to...

Another Femicide In Greece, in Ierapetra, Crete

Another femicide has occurred in Greece as a 54-year-old man stabbed his ex-wife to death on Friday morning in Ierapetra, Crete. This marks the 13th femicide in Greece in 10 months. The alleged perpetrator attempted to take his own life following...

Twelve Femicides in Greece in Less than A Year: Experts Respond

Femicide, or the killing of women by men, is a worldwide phenomenon, but the 12 femicide cases recorded in the first nine months of 2021 in Greece is a mind-blowing number. Last May, the Greek public was obsessed with, and...

New Femicide in Greece: Woman Murdered by Husband in Larissa

Greece was shocked on Tuesday by another brutal femicide of a wife by her husband, this time in the city of Larissa in central Greece.

Six Women Murdered by their Husbands in Seven Months in Greece

In Greece, six women have been murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in just seven months.

Caroline Crouch Femicide: Collateral Damage, Light Sentencing

Greeks have obsessed for weeks over the murder of Caroline Crouch, by her husband, confessed wife killer, Babis Anagnostopoulos. The Crouch femicide demonstrates a system of collateral damage and light sentencing for men who kill their wives.

Vigil for Caroline Crouch, Latest Victim of Femicide in Greece

A group of more than 500 women and men came together Saturday night in Syntagma Square calling for the term, femicide, known in Greek as "gynoktonia," be acknowledged by the state as a distinct crime.