domestic violence

Greek Police Create Special Domestic Violence Department

The Greek Police (ELAS) will be creating a new department to deal with domestic violence issues, according to a recent announcement. The members of the new department will be tasked with the prevention of violence inside the family. They will receive...

Greece Records 13,700 Cases of Domestic Violence

Greek police have released chilling statistics which reveal that more than 13,700 cases of domestic violence – overwhelmingly against women – were recorded between 2013 and 2017. The Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported a police source saying 2017 alone saw 3,134...

Cyprus to Join European Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women

The Republic of Cyprus is currently considering the ratification of the Convention of the Council of Europe on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, which opens the path for creating a legal framework at a pan-European level to...

Safe Place: A Shocking Greek 3D Animation

Greek animator Angelos Roditakis created a deeply moving 3D animation entitled "Safe Place" in order to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence. A little child is playing with his toys in his room when his dad arrives clearly intoxicated. The child,...

One in Three Women Victim of Domestic Violence

 A new study conducted this summer by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality showed a 47% increase in cases of domestic violence against women in Greece. At the opening ceremony of the new Women’s Support and Consultation Center in Kavala,...

NGO Shield of Athena Wins Excellence Award

The Shield of Athena's Multilingual Community Outreach Department received the 2012 Excellence Award from the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Québec, in the category Support to Vulnerable Persons and Groups. The award was presented by the Canadian Minister of...

Exposed Crimes in Crete Shed Light on Hidden Illicit Sexual Activity

Every week holds another shocking revelation for the people of Crete. The island seems to be riding a roller coaster of depraved news stories and shocking sex-crime-related discoveries, as new cases of illicit sexual activity are brought to light...