According to the Ministry of Labour, legal services are offered without income criteria, so that women can appeal to the competent authorities and the courts for their protection.
Free legal assistance is offered to women who are victims of violence who contact the Counseling Centers of the Network of Structures of the General Secretariat for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality (GDOPIF). According to an announcement by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, legal services are offered without income criteria, in order for women to appeal to the competent authorities and the competent courts for their protection from the abuser and to claim their legal rights.
“Legal support and representation is a key factor for a woman to be able to escape from an abusive environment and bring the abuser to justice, while it is particularly important that the service is provided to all women, regardless of economic income,” said Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for issues of Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality, Maria Syregela, after the meeting she had yesterday with the president of the Athens Bar Association (DSA), Dimitris Vervesos and the member of the Board of Directors of the DSA Christina Tsagli.
It is noted that at the center of the meeting was the cooperation protocol signed by the DSA, the General Secretariat for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality (GDOPIF) and the Research Center for Equality Issues (KETHI), for the provision of legal assistance to female victims gender and domestic violence. During the meeting, the possibilities of expanding and deepening the above cooperation were discussed, the implementation of educational programs for the lawyers-legal representatives of the victims, the participation of the DSA in an information and awareness campaign for the rights of the victims and the promotion of a similar form of cooperation to all the bar associations of the country.
After the end of the meeting, Mrs. Syrengela thanked Mr. Vervesos and Mrs. Tsagli for their cooperation and emphasized: “We stand by all victims of violence and offer them essential help so that they can be empowered and independent.”
It is recalled that the counseling centers that belong to the Network of GGDOPIF structures provide, in addition to legal counseling, psychological, social and work support.
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