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Domestic violence out of control: 12 incidents in 24 hours

Domestic violence in Greece has literally gone out of control with 12 incidents reported to police in the last 24 hours. The victims were assaulted by their current or ex husbands and partners or by their fathers, their mothers or their children. Citizens’ Protection Minister, Michalis Chrysochoidis, said on Monday …

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Zakynthos: Man arrested for beating, forcefully terminating his partner pregnancy

Police arrested a 27-year-old man in Zakynthos, western Greece, on Wednesday for beating his 19-year-old pregnant partner and forcibly given her drugs to terminate her pregnancy. The young woman was two months pregnant. The unprecedented incident took place on Tuesday evening, when the 27-year-old perpetrator, an Albanian national, went to …

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Police officer in serious condition after brutally assaulted by husband

A 43-year-old woman, a police officer, is struggling for her life in the ICU of a hospital of Larissa, central Greece, following a brutal assault by her 53-year-old husband, a tavern owner well-known in the area. The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, August 3, after an intense …

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Domestic violence: Woman stabbed 14 times by her fiance

A 36-year-old woman was stabbed 14 tines by her fiance who then attempted to take his own life, after the stabbing and fire he put in their apartment. Both victim and perpetrator are hospitalized in Heraklio, Crete, where also the brutal incident took place on Sunday evening. The woman suffered …

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Over 10,000 cases of violence against women in 2022

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos said that over 10,000 incidents of violence, in their vast majority against women, have been dealt with by the 18 Greek police offices for domestic violence this year. “All together we will effectively …

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Greece to introduce “Panic Button” for victims of domestic violence

Greece plans to introduce a “panic button” to fight gender-related and domestic violence. The relevant bill was introduced for voting in the plenary session of the Parliament on Thursday. The “panic button” is an application to be installed on smart phones and alert Police in cases of domestic violence. Once …

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Daughter stabs father for alleged sexual abuse; both arrested

A 57-year-old man and his 26-year-old daughter are facing charges of domestic violence on Monday after the daughter stabbed the man with a knife. Τhe daughter accuses him of sexual assault.She faces charges of possessing and using a weapon. The father is also facing charges of domestic sexual abuse. Father …

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Femicide on Zakynthos: “Police could do no more, killer was determined,” says Citizen Protection Minister

The Minister of Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, said on Wednesday that police stations have received 5,140 complaints for domestic violence in 2022. Regarding the femicide on the island of Zakynthos, the minister said that “the killer was determined” and police did all it could. The Minister was speaking to Mega …

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Domestic violence reports quadrupled during Greece’s lockdown

Domestic violence in Greece sharply increased during the 43 days of lockdown in March and April and victims did not hesitate to call the SOS hotline 15900 to seek help. According to data collected from the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality, calls to the SOS hotline quadrupled …

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Domestic Violence in Greece increased by 34.35% in 2014-2018

Incidents of domestic violence increased in Greece during that last couple of years. According to data released by Greek Police, registered incidents of domestic violence increased by 34.45% in the period 2014-2018. The incidents refer to beating and rape, withe majority of victims to be women. are the most common …

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Greece ratifies Istanbul Convention on Preventing & Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

Greece has became the 32nd state and 19th EU member state to ratify the Istanbul Convention, formally known as the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CETS 210). The country took this step just days after Croatia did the same, and a few …

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