Greece and UK cooperate against domestic and gender-based violence

UK domestic violence

Deputy Labour and Social Affairs Minister for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality Maria Syreggela met on Tuesday with UK Ambassador to Greece Matthew Lodge and members of the Metropolitan Police Service-New Scotland Yard, Bedfordshire Police and Scottish Police.

The meeting focused on the use for the first time in Greece of a risk assessment tool for domestic and gender-based violence, along with the Greek government's initiatives and actions to counter and prevent violence against women, as well as the collaboration between Greece and the UK.

According to an announcement, in the first six months of its pilot operation, which has now been concluded, the horizontal risk assessment tool included the training of the front line staff and its implementation in every public front-line reception service for victims of domestic violence, as well as the creation of the "ARTEMIS" teams focusing on risk management, as provided in articles 51 and 52 of the Istanbul Convention.

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