Domestic Violence Awareness Presentation

posted Nov 21, 2019, 3:32 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 2:07 AM ]

The American Women’s Organization of Greece (AWOG)
Domestic Violence Awareness Presentation


ATHENS, November 26—The American Women’s Organization of Greece (AWOG) and their  City Center Night Area, in collaboration with the Cube Athens, will co-host a presentation on Domestic Violence on Tuesday, November 26, at the Cube Athens, 73 Aiolou Streetfrom 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. It remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it. 


November 25 has been designated by the U.N. as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In 1991, an international campaign was initiated to raise awareness, the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ that runs from November 25 to December 10, which has been designated as Human Rights Day by the U.N. 


To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and in support of this year's 16 Days to End Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign, we invite you to join us at our presentation with three prominent guests speakers: Criminologist Dr. Maria Alvanou (International Research Doctorate in Criminology), the President of The Social Welfare Center of the Prefecture of Attiki, Sophia Konstantellia and Police Major General Former Director of the Operations Center of GADA, Dimitris Dimitriou. 


In addition, all attendees will take turns reading the Articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The presentation will be made in Greek with English Translation followed by questions & answers. 


The event is free and open to the public.