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Also a victim or an individual concerned about a victim can report the abuse to the police or prosecutor’s office via the Center for Immediate Action by calling the 100 number anonymously or by using their name. Alternatively, they can contact their local police department.
Reception centers for abused women (210 4112091); the “Next to You” line against domestic violence (800 1188881 or 2107786800 from a mobile).
Greek or English.
Yes, the case is likely to be launched. Therefore, it is recommended to contact a local NGO first.
The victim must produce proof in the form of photographs, emails, text messages or any other physical evidence that can support the claim. In the event of domestic violence, it is advisable to make a visit to the hospital for physical or psychological damages to be recorded by the doctors and the relevant doctors’ opinions to be recorded in writing. A victim can also request that the police record the domestic violence incident.
— How to get medical help?
Greek or English.
No, emergency service is free in Greece, and public ambulances are available in larger cities.
Theoretically yes, but practice varies.
You should state that you are a victim of domestic violence and request the results of the examination to be documented to create the evidence for future proceedings.
It is highly unlikely that the medical staff will report your case to the police.
List of Articles from Administrative and Criminal Codes
This law is entitled “For the treatment of domestic violence and other provisions.” It is the fundamental legislative tool in addressing domestic violence, which it does by prohibiting acts of violence within the family, defining the types of criminal offenses and setting out the relevant penalties for these offenses.
Specific articles of the Greek Civil and Criminal Code, in particular, Articles 312 and 333, as well as general Articles 6, 7, 8 and 9.
These articles address situations where violence is perpetrated against individuals who are unable to defend themselves due to being under the custody or protection of the abuser, or having a relationship with them, in addition to setting out the penalties for such violence.
The SOS 15900 Helpline is a nationwide service that enables women survivors of GBV or any third party to communicate with a state agency dealing with GBV. The Helpline is staffed by psychologists and sociologists who provide immediate assistance to emergency incidents of violence on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year. In addition, there is the possibility of electronic communication via the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
List of counseling centers with contacts:
The Center has been operating since 1988 and provides psychosocial and legal support to female victims of violence. Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30. Nikis 11, Athens (Syntagma), 105 57, 210 3317305-6, email@example.com
SOS Helpline: 801 11 16000, 0030 6974 30 10 11, postal address: 56 Meramvellou, GR-71202, Heraklion. Tel/fax: (0030) 2810 242121. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.kakopoiisi.gr. FACEBOOK: @Unionofwomenassociation
Greece, Chania, Crete, 73134, 29 Kydonias Str., E-mail: email@example.com, phone 306976677507.
The shelter in Athens is operated by Division of Equality and Anti-Discrimination policies, City of Athens 210 52.10.634 -646 – The Counseling Centers of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality 210 33.17.305-6 Polykentro 210 38.98.085 – 079 – 24-hour telephone line SOS 15900 – www.womensos.gr
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