Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos met with female officers from the domestic violence department on Friday during a visit to central Athens.
The female officers were handing out information leaflets regarding domestic abuse on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Syntagma Square.
"For the Citizen Protection Ministry and for the Greek Police, every day is a day of effective actions against violence targeting women," Theodorikakos said, and urged all women who feel unsafe in any way to speak openly and report it to the police.
Additionally, he pointed out that over 10,000 incidents of violence, in their vast majority against women, have been dealt with by the 18 Greek police offices for domestic violence this year. "All together we will effectively address the violence against women," Theodorikakos concluded.