Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou inaugurated the Centre for the Fight against Gender-Based Violence of the Municipality of Athens earlier on Tuesday.
She underlined that it constitutes a great initiative that fully corresponds to the continuously increasing need for information services, support, legal representation and hosting of the victims.
The centre promotes the importance of the solidarity mechanisms and creating models of collective responsibility.
“We are experiencing a period of high tension,” Sakellaropoulou said.
“The pandemic, the change of our everyday life to the worse, the insecurity, the households’ financial problems are creating explosive conditions,” the president continued. “Violence in all its forms is spreading everywhere, at schools, in families”.
She wished to the scientists and employees for the centre to work in order and operate as a place of safety, of freedom and autonomy for those that need it so much.