Greece to create national shelter network for women following Athens femicide

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Greece’s Police Minister announced plans on Monday to establish a countrywide network of domestic abuse shelters, just days after a woman was fatally stabbed outside a police station in Athens.

Kyriaki Griva, 28, was killed on April 2 while seeking police protection from her ex-boyfriend; the man was detained and brought into jail following the stabbing, north of Athens, which refocused public attention on domestic abuse.

The victim of this heinous crime was a The 28-year-old woman (right), who was brutally murdered by her 39-year-old ex-boyfriend (left) outside the police station, which she had visited in order to report him. Photo: Ieidiseis.gr.
The victim of this heinous crime was the 28-year-old woman (right), who was brutally murdered by her 39-year-old ex-boyfriend (left) outside the police station, which she had visited in order to report him. Photo: Ieidiseis.gr.
The Agioi Anargyroi police station. Photo: Eurokinissi.
The Agioi Anargyroi police station, Athens, where the woman was killed. Photo: Eurokinissi.

According to Ekathimerini, Minister for citizens’ safety, Michalis Chrisochoidis announced on Monday that shelters will be established in every police station in Greece as part of a scheme that would be officially inaugurated later this week.

“The location of the shelter will only be known to the police. The facilities will be available to women as long as necessary to overcome the danger,” Chrisochoidis said.

Source: Ekathimerini

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