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The Elimination of Violence Against Women International Day is dedicated to women who have suffered or continue to be subjected to any form of Violence (physical, psychological, financial, sexual, etc.) all over the world.
This day, instituted for the first time in December 1999 by the UN General Assembly, has the global and universal promotion of this fundamental issue, not only for women but also for the entire population, as its goal. Violence against Women negatively affects their well-being, preventing them from participating as equal members of society. It affects their families, the social context in which they live and operate, as well as the country as a whole.
At least 155 countries have enacted laws against domestic Violence, while 144 have legislation on sexual harassment in the workplace (UN & World Bank, 2020). Despite this, the challenges of fully implementing the legislative framework remain to this day, hindering women's access to Justice and Security. Often, impunity establishes consolidated practices that become the norm in many cases rather than the exception.
The Municipality of Kalamata Women's Counseling Centre, wishing to celebrate this day this year, is planning an information and awareness event for the public on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, at 19:00, in the Kalamata Dance Megaron foyer. The Juvenile Commissioner and representatives of the Police and the Bar Association will also participate in the event.
The Municipality of Kalamata Women's Counselling Centre, having already completed ten years of operation, continues to provide FREE and completely confidential counselling support services to women victims of gender-based violence, encouraging and helping them to remove permissiveness towards Violence.
The message again this year is: "Break the silence, you are not the only one, you are not alone."