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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.

How Police Unraveled the Murder of Caroline Crouch by Her Husband

The murder of young wife and mother Caroline Crouch in the quiet Athenian suburb of Glyka Nera on May 11 shocked the country.

Turkey Quits European Treaty on Violence Against Women

The administration of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey decided recently to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that prevents violence against women.

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...