International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women within the EU: Greece and Romania
by Newsroom 2019-11-27 12:00:23
November 25. Timișoara
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was marked by a silent march in Timișoara, Romania.
Hundreds of people, wearing plain, white masks, marched on the streets of the city, to raise awareness about about the problem. It is the fifth consecutive year in which Romanians protest against the physical, psychological and other forms of violence against women.
Official data shows that in the first six months, almost 12.000 women for Romania were victims of violence. In 2018, over 38.000 women filled complaints after they were abused by their partners.
Protesters also took the streets of Athens to mark this day, as thousands of people marched to show support to victims of domestic violence. Greek authorities promised to strengthen the legal framework in order to avoid violent acts against women, but also to help the victims of domestic violence.
The statistic are dramatic in Greece, as one official report shows a 34.5 percent increase of domestic violence, and 7 out of 10 victims are women.
November 25th was established as The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations in 1999.
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