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At Last, A Woman for President of the Hellenic Republic

The decision by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday to propose a female candidate for the President of the Hellenic Republic sent shock waves through the male-dominated Greek political system -- and society itself. Mitsotakis proposed Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, first female...

Greece and Hungary at the Bottom of EU's Gender Equality Index for 2019

According to the Gender Equality Index 2019, published recently by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), Greece ranks, once again, really low in terms of gender equality among EU member states. ''The EU continues its snail’s pace when it...

Three Out of Four Greeks Believe the Country Needs More Women in Politics

A recent survey conducted by Greece's Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI) in April found that 72 percent of Greeks believe that the country needs more women in politics, and their reluctance to participate is harmful to Democracy. The survey...

Greek Women Close the Earnings Gap with Men (infographic)

Women in Greece were paid an average of 12.5 percent less than men in 2014, the last year for which the country has provided data on the gender pay gap, according to a report by Eurostat on Wednesday, issued...

International Women's Day: Greece Last on Gender Equality EU List

Many Greek men may be sending flowers to their beloved women on Thursday, but the fact remains that Greece ranks last in the EU in regards to gender equality according to the European Institute for Gender Equality. Greeks love women,...

True Stories Turned to Short Films Against Sexual Harassment in Greece

Greece's General Secretariat for Gender Equality (SGGA) released four short films based on true stories highlighting the issue of sexual harassment in Greece. The four videos were produced ahead of the occasion of the World Day for the Elimination of...

Greece Ranked Lowest in EU in Updated Gender Equality Index for 2017

Europe is making progress on gender equality but "at a snail's pace," according to the updated gender equality index for 2017 issued by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on Wednesday. The European Union as a whole scored...

Greece Ranks 91st in Gender Equality

Greece ranks 91st in gender equality, according to the latest figures by the World Economic Forum. It is noted that in 2010, Greece was in 58th place. Iceland ranks first. The World Economic Forum rated 142 countries using a scale...

Greek Female Police Officer Becomes…..Male

A Greek female police officer who underwent gender reassignment surgery and wants to continue serving the Greek police force, is now facing Greek bureaucracy and conservative thinking, not allowing him to return to his duties. The female officer who is...