Center for Combating Gender-Based Violence and Multiple Discrimination of the Municipality of Athens

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
Days / Hours of service
  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Supported languages
GREEK

Description

Social solidarity in the Municipality of Athens is expanding and specializing with the opening of the Center for Combating Gender-Based Violence and Multiple Discrimination. The newly established Center, which operates in the framework of the implementation of the European Charter for Gender Equality and the fight against gender and multiple discrimination, in the priority axis “Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty and Discrimination – Ensuring Social Cohesion”  “Attiki 2014-2020” and co-financed by Greece and the European Union, is at the service of all citizens who need it.

Target groups:

  • every adult, regardless of gender, who has suffered any form of violence (psychological, physical, sexual, economic and social oppression)
  • persons who are victims of abusive behavior within the family environment (domestic violence)
  • people who have been victims of multiple discrimination (immigrants, refugees, the disabled, the unemployed, single parents).

Following the standards of the Women’s Counseling Centers of the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality, but expanding the audience of its potential beneficiaries, the Center of the Municipality of Athens provides daily support through:

  • The provision of frontline services for the prevention and fight against gender-based violence,
  • The implementation of special programs to raise awareness and raise the issue of gender-based violence of all forms, and
  • The planning and implementation of actions at the local level for the inclusion of the gender dimension in the policies of the Municipality of Athens and for the fight against multiple discrimination.

The services provided concern:

  • information on issues of gender equality, gender-based violence and multiple discrimination,
  • social, psychological, employment and legal support (gender-specific support) to victims of gender-based violence and multiple discrimination;
  • referral to hostels for abused women, to police and prosecutors, to court, to hospitals or health centers, to bodies responsible for welfare or other benefits, etc.,
  • employment promotion, and
  • referral to other bodies for comprehensive counseling and support based on gender perspective and complementarity of actions.

The Centre’s activities also include networking and awareness raising activities with national and local agencies, which aim at disseminating the Centre’s services, meeting the needs of the people served, promoting good practices and developing synergies. It is important to add that the Center for Combating Gender-Based Violence and Multiple Discrimination of the Municipality of Athens operates within the framework of the implementation of the articles of the European Charter for Gender Equality in Local Government, aiming at enhancing gender equality through specific strategic planning. , so that the policies and actions of the Municipality of Athens integrate, as a whole, the perspective of gender (gender mainstreaming).

Both with the consulting services and with the action within the policies of the Municipality, the Center reflects the political will of the Municipality of Athens for zero tolerance in any form of violence, exclusion and discrimination.

The services of the Center are provided free of charge and are covered by the confidentiality of the consulting process.

Participation/referral information

Contact:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 210 8625355, 210 86255858



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