Following our fruitful cooperation and my letters sent to you by e-mail
on 23-3-2016 entitled "The launch of the Observatory on Gender Equality in Greece and its first e-Bulletin on Women and Poverty",
on 11-7-2016 entitled "Further development of a Greek flagship project on gender equality acknowledged by the European Commission" and
on 22-7-2016 entitled "Further development of a Greek flagship project on gender equality acknowledged by the European Commission: data on Women and Poverty", I would like to remind you that on page 40 at the 2015 Annual Report on Equality between Women and Men in the European Union (European Commission, March 2016, http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/annual_reports/2016_annual_report_2015_web_en.pdf
) there has been a positive reference to Greece (for your convenience, the relevant text is copied in italics):
In Greece, the Secretariat-General for Gender Equality in the Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction is implementing a flagship project on ‘service organisation for the integration, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality policies in all aspects of public sector action’. The aim is to support the public administration and local authorities in the design, implementation and evaluation of policies with detailed data on equality issues.
The specialized website http://paratiritirio.isotita.gr/genqua_portal/
serves as a portal on useful data divided among the twelve priority areas of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). The access is free and open to all Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations and Institutions, as well as to all citizens and individuals (for the time being, the working language is Greek only). In that way, everyone can have accurate statistical background whenever he/she designs, implements or evaluates policies on gender equality aiming at the advancement of the status of women and girls in Greece.
This project is being developed and up to now four e-bulletins have been circulated by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE), i.e. the governmental organization in charge of equality between women and men in Greece. The e-bulletins take advantage of data derived from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) as a follow-up of the activation of a Protocol of Cooperation between the General Secretariat for Gender Equality and ELSTAT, and they are also supported by lively graphs, diagrams and charts made solely by the employees of our organization.
Here are all the four e-bulletins of the distinguished Greek project:
1) March 2016 - Women and Poverty
2) May 2016 - Women in Decision-Making
3) September 2016 - Women and Health
4) October 2016 - Women and Economy: Female Unemployment
English version: to be announced soon.
In that way, the gaps are revealed and all stakeholders are invited to common action in favour of substantive equality between women and men in all aspects of public and private life.
The Greek side would be grateful if you informed your leadership and the officials of the competent administrative units accordingly.
Wishing you and all the members of your team the very best,