This Report by the General Secretariat for Demography and Family Policy and Gender Equality (GSFPGE) is the second annual report of the phenomenon of violence against women and reflects of the institutional measures for preventing, combatting and eliminating the phenomenon.
The first part is dedicated to the presentation of the institutional framework at the European and national level, with particular reference to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its signature (2011-2021).
The second part refers extensively to the phenomenon of femicide, the most extreme form of gender-based violence. This is followed by a presentation of the actions on violence against women carried out by the GSDFPGE, its Network of Structures (Counselling Centres and Women’s Shelters) and the Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕTHΙ).
At the third part, the Observatory on Gender Equality presents the statistical data of the GSDFPGE regarding the forms of violence against women, as recorded by the competent state bodies, the Hellenic Police (ELAS), the judicial authorities, the National Centre of Social Solidarity (NSSC) etc., as well as the data recorded by the network of structures of GSDFPGE and the 15900 SOS line.
The Report reference period is November 2020-October 2021. It should be noted that the data presented covered the period November 2020-September 2021 for statistical purposes.
The methodology adopted for the theoretical part of the report was desk research through literature review of the institutional texts and policies at an international, European and national level, grey literature, as well as studies on gender-based violence. As regards the statistical data, their collection takes place following a request on an annual basis, addressed to the Network of Structures on preventing and combating gender violence and the competent bodies, while the processing and analysis are carried out by the competent GSDFPGE department.