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Children’s charity under investigation for minors’ abuse

One of the well-known and most respectable children’s charities in Greece is under investigation for the sexual and physical abuse of at least a minor in one of its facilities. The children’s charity is an non-governmental organization that has helped thousands of Greek and migrant children since it was established …

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Greek Ombudsman: 308 cases of abuse by police registered in 2021

A total of 308 reported incidents of abusive targeting of young people and other vulnerable groups by officers of the law due to their national, ethnic or racial origin are noted in the Greek Ombudsman’s 2021 report that was released on Thursday. The independent authority, which also operates as the …

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Sports Minister makes public names of victims of sexual harassment by their coaches!

Deputy Minister for Sports Lefteris Avgenakis submitted to the public prosecutor’s officer the complaints filed by 26 athletes of the Greek Gymnastics Federation who fell victims of sexual harassment. A clever move before the crimes would be written off due to time statute, if only the names of the victims …

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Ex director of National Theater and actor Dimitris Lignadis indicted to stand trial

Former artistic director of the National Theater of Greece and actor Dimitris Lignadis accused of raping four teenage or young adult males, was on Friday indicted to stand trial before a Mixed Jury Court by a Misdemeanours Court of the  Justice Council. It also ordered that he remains in custody …

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Greece sets up #MeToo website, proceeds with penal code changes for minors’ protection

The Greek government has set up a #MeToo website where citizens can submit complaints get information on sexual harassment and abuse as well as power-based violence, actions taken against abusers and links where victims can seek help. The website will soon host announcements concerning initiatives designed to help people …

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7:10 Greek women say they have been victim of sexual harassment or abuse

Seven out of ten Greek women have been victim of sexual harassment or abuse and the overwhelming majority believes that it is not easy for the victim to find justice, a nationwide survey has found. According to the survey conducted by Prorata between January 22-24 in a sample of 1,115 …

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