Greece: Violence against women-an overview

The most serious factor undermining women’s lives Speech of Sissy Vovou* in the Summer University of Rosa Luxembourg Foundation in Belgrade,  3-10-2018 More than 150 participants from 90 countries, majority women, in the summer University of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Belgrade, 30-9 to 4-10 2018. Unfortunately due to many obligations I was unable to make a …

Israel – Women Protest over Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

A moment of silence was held to mark killings of 24 women and girls in Israel this year. Red shoes on display in Tel Aviv as part of the protest calling for an end to violence against women.  Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA Thousands of Israeli women have protested against domestic violence in a nationwide strike, calling …

‘Public health’, ‘social solidarity’ and a modern Greek tragedy…

By Dr. Maria Fotopoulou, Sofia Galinaki and Chara-Ismini Papageorgiou1 We are writing these lines in November 2018; 6 years after the Greek Ministry of Public Health and Social Solidary first issued Health Regulation No GY/39A, which gave the Greek police the power to detain drug users, amongst other groups, for forced HIV testing and compulsory …