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Ministry of Interior, Transparency and Human Rights – General Secretariat for Gender Equality – Consultation Centres on Violence against Women

Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕΘΙ)

National Centre for Social Solidarity (EKKA)

Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims

Research and Support Centre for Victims of Maltreatment and Social Exclusion

Greek Council for Refugees

Greek Helsinki Monitor

Amnesty International Greek Section

Ministry of Interior, Transparency and Human Rights – General Secretariat for Gender Equality – Consultation Centres on Violence against Women

The Consultation Centres provide free psycho-social support and legal advice to enable women to choose and make the best possible decisions for their future, according to their personality and the way they wish to live their lives.

The Consultation Centres

  • provide free psycho-social support and legal advice to enable women to choose and make the best possible decisions for their future, according to their personality and the way they wish to live their lives
  • services are provided within an integrated framework of actions that support, consult on and follow up each woman's development

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.isotita.gr/

Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕΘΙ)

The Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕΘΙ) provides psychological support and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and runs a guesthouse for women victims of violence and their children.

The Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕΘΙ) :

  • is a legal entity of private law functioning under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality established in 1994
  • has local services providing psychological support and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence
  • provides for psychological support and legal assistance for free
  • provides information, consultation and support to women that face problems of employment and social inclusion
  • in cooperation with the Municipality of Athens runs a guesthouse since 1993 for women that have been victims of violence and their children

CONTACTS:

Website: https://kethi.gr/en/

National Centre for Social Solidarity (EKKA)

The National Centre for Social Solidarity coordinates the network that provides social support services to individuals, families, groups and populations facing emotional crisis or in need of urgent social aid.

The National Centre for Social Solidarity (E.K.K.A.)

  • is a state organisation based in Athens under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity
  • offers counselling as well as information regarding welfare issues
  • provides psychological support to individuals, families and groups
  • offers temporary housing at residential shelters for individuals experiencing crisis situations or in need of urgent social aid
  • offers coordination as well as mediation to facilitate access to social solidarity services offered by other agents, non-profit associations and NGOs
  • provides urgent social aid to individuals, families or groups facing severe problems or situations of crisis or social exclusion or social hazards resulting from natural phenomena or a combination of psychosocial, organic and/or financial factors

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.ekka.org.gr/

Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims

The Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims functions as a rehabilitation centre for tortured persons and their families, trains Greek and foreign health professionals in order to examine and cure tortured people, carries out scientific research and give incentives on research about torture and its consequences.

The Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims

  • functions as a rehabilitation centre for tortured persons and their families
  • trains Greek and foreign health professionals in order to examine and cure tortured people
  • shares knowledge about the existence and the different kinds of torture and about the possibility of rehabilitation of victims of torture
  • carries out scientific research and gives incentives on research about torture and its consequences
  • maintains and develops an information centre (documentation)
  • contributes to the prevention of torture

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.mrct.org/

Research and Support Centre for Victims of Maltreatment and Social Exclusion

The Research and Support Centre for Victims of Ill-treatment and Social Exclusion supplies medical, psychological, social and legal support to victims of torture and organised violence, victims of ill-treatment and social exclusion.

The Research and Support Centre for Victims of Ill-treatment and Social Exclusion (CVME)

  • is a civil non-profit association
  • supplies medical, psychological, social and legal support to victims of torture and organised violence, victims of ill-treatment and social exclusion
  • sensitises the general population on human rights issues and transmits knowledge on the existence of the phenomena of violence and social exclusion, and methods of coping with them
  • supplies humanitarian assistance to populations that have been subjected to organised violence, torture, ill-treatment, social exclusion, not only in Greece but in other countries as well
  • carries out scientific research on violence and torture, ill-treatment and the phenomenon of social exclusion
  • contributes to the prevention of torture, maltreatment and social exclusion

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.cvme.gr/

Greek Council for Refugees

The Greek Council for Refugees is a non-governmental organisation supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Greece through various psychosocial and legal services.

The Greek Council for Refugees

  • is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1989 to support refugees and asylum seekers in Greece
  • helps them integrate harmoniously in Greece through various psychosocial and legal services
  • is the only Greek non-governmental, non-profit organisation that deals exclusively with people seeking asylum in Greece and are considered refugees
  • is registered in the records of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity as an organisation recognised as especially charitable
  • is one of the six non-governmental organisations protecting human rights in Greece that are members of the National Commission for Human Rights
  • is an implementing partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a member of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.gcr.gr/

Greek Helsinki Monitor

The Greek Helsinki Monitor monitors, publishes and lobbies on human rights issues in Greece.

The Greek Helsinki Monitor

  • was founded in 1992
  • is the Greek member of the International Helsinki Federation
  • monitors, publishes and lobbies on human rights issues in Greece and, occasionally, in the Balkans
  • has participated in and often coordinated the monitoring of Greek and Balkan media for stereotypes and hate speech
  • has prepared detailed annual reports, parallel reports to UN Treaty Bodies, and specialised reports on ill-treatment and on ethno-national, ethno-linguistic, religious and immigrant communities

CONTACTS:

Website: http://cm.greekhelsinki.gr/

Amnesty International Greek Section

Amnesty International addresses governments, intergovernmental organisations, armed political groups, companies and other non-state actors and systematically and impartially investigates the facts of individual cases and broader patterns of human rights violations.

Amnesty International

  • is a global, independent movement of volunteers fighting for the protection of human rights
  • defends prisoners of conscience, violence and poverty
  • aims to end violence against women
  • aims at the abolition of the death penalty, torture and restricting freedoms in the name of the "war on terror"
  • combats discrimination faced by refugees, immigrants, minorities and defenders of human rights

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.amnesty.org.gr/

Last update: 24/06/2019

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