A comprehensive information campaign on the EP study on VAW and the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention by the Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality.

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HELLENIC REPUBLIC
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR GENDER EQUALITY - www.isotita.gr
DIRECTORATE FOR PLANNING, STANDARDIZATION & POLICY MONITORING ON GENDER EQUALITY
 
Athens, 19-12-2017                            To: - EIGE.
                                                             
Dear Colleagues,
 
Following our fruitful cooperation, I would like to inform you that the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE), i.e. the governmental organization in charge of equality between women and men in Greece, has widely promoted the EP study on violence against women and the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention (November 2017) on a national and international level: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2017/596815/IPOL_STU(2017)596815_EN.pdf .
 
First of all, a very comprehensive report in Greek and a concrete summary in English have already been uploaded on our website and our page in the social media since 13-12-2017:
 
a) our website (you will easily recognize the link to the EP material):
 
 
 
 
In addition, on 13-12-2017 the GSGE comprehensive report on the key points of the EP study and its reference to Greece was communicated by us to a number of public organizations and independent bodies in Greece and on abroad. The recipients of our document have been, among others, the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek Ombudsman, the National Commission for Human Rights, all Ministries, the Permanent Representations of Greece to the International Organizations, all the key social partners, as well as the EU Institutions represented in Greece (i.e. the European Commission and the European Parliament) and the World Bank.
 
Furthermore, after a proposal by the competent GSGE Director for Planning, Standardization and Policy Monitoring on Gender Equality, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality issued a press release in Greek on 15-12-2017, which gained great publicity among the Mass Media and social media in Greece:
 
Here are some indicative links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In that way, further promotion and greater visibility of our joint pivotal role on women's empowerment and gender equality both legally and in practice have been achieved by our initiative among competent Greek stakeholders. 
 
The Greek side would be grateful to you if you informed your political and administrative leadership, as well as the officials of the competent administrative units accordingly. 
 
Wishing you and all the members of your team the very best,    
   
  • Yours sincerely,
THE DIRECTOR
 
Dimosthenis TREMOS - dtremos@isotita.gr