[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″ shadow_color=”” css=”.vc_custom_1600347887931{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;background-color: #fafafa !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Frequently asked questions & answers / FAQs” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23805095″ google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1600688151889{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”text-red”]Instructions for immediate or imminent danger[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”300″ el_class=”helpdesk-faq-accordion”][vc_tta_section title=”I am in danger right now. What should I do?” tab_id=”1600347783686-a1b25c5a-975d”][vc_column_text]In case you are facing a violent incident and your physical integrity is at risk (or that of a member of your family), do not hesitate to abandon the house and call the Police (100) and/or reach the nearest Police Station. Protecting your physical integrity is always the priority.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I am in immediate danger but I can’t call the Police because the perpetrator can hear me. What should I do?” tab_id=”1600347783706-0f01cc8c-3654″][vc_column_text]If you can’t call the police, you have the option to send a text (SMS) to the police (100) making sure you mention

If, for any reason, you can’t reach the authorities by yourself, ask a person of trust to reach the authorities for you (eg. a family member, a friend or your doctor).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”My partner has been physically/psychologically/verbally abusing me. What can I do?” tab_id=”1600686538970-8f194a2a-d4a3″][vc_column_text]In case you are being subjected by your partner to any form of abusive behavior and wish to ask for help, you can contact the SOS Hotline 15900 (operates 24/7 throughout the year) and/or the nearest Counselling Centre in order to be provided with all necessary information and support. For more information, please see: http://www.isotita.gr/en/home/[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I want to leave the house but I don’t have enough money/resources and a place to stay. What can I do?” tab_id=”1600686573078-8c94caf3-bdaa”][vc_column_text]A temporary solution is an accommodation in a shelter. The address of the shelters is classified. You will have to contact SOS Hotline 15900 or a Counselling Centre where you will receive support and instructions and, if necessary, you will be referred to a shelter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I hear sounds from a neighboring house / I am a witness of incidents that point to abusive behavior against a woman and/or the kids. What can I do?” tab_id=”1600686616205-e05d7532-3db6″][vc_column_text]If you think that there is an immediate threat, please call the police (100) and report the incident. You have the right to do so anonymously.
You can also file a report to the Prosecutor’s Office.
If the incident concerns a minor you can also address the organization “The Smile of Child” and/or call the Children SOS Hotline 1056. You have the right to do so anonymously.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What is a “personal escape plan” and what it includes?” tab_id=”1600686641074-4dd5da32-4d00″][vc_column_text]The personal escape plan is the plan that you have developed and you will follow in case of a violent incident, in order to escape from your house fast and safely. Train yourself in safe escape. Try to recall in your memory your personal escape plan as often as you can, in order to be ready in case of a violent incident.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What is included in the “personal escape plan”?” tab_id=”1600686685189-d3cd2441-a0ae”][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text el_class=”text-red” css=”.vc_custom_1600688466250{margin-top: 40px !important;}”]What are your rights?[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ el_class=”helpdesk-faq-accordion”][vc_tta_section title=”Does my husband have the right to exercise any kind of violence against me or our children?” tab_id=”1600686735615-2102ae5c-e508″][vc_column_text]Domestic violence is a crime and is punished by L. 3500/2006[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”My name is on the family banking account and I do have access to it, however I do not have a paying job. Do I have the right to use this money?” tab_id=”1600686735658-7ca4ff36-17d9″][vc_column_text]Yes, you have the right to use part or all of this money which is available in the banking account. This money is yours (too).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I feel threatened and I want to leave the house but I can’t leave the children. What are my rights?” tab_id=”1600686735706-0a92d05f-3d5b”][vc_column_text]If you feel that you and/or your children are in danger, you have the right to leave the house with your kids without facing any disciplinary actions. Furthermore, you can address the Police, the Prosecutor’s office, the Counselling Centers etc. for further actions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I have been subjected to domestic violence but I am afraid to report the incident or to go the hospital because I don’t have the necessary legal documents for staying in the country. What are my rights?” tab_id=”1600686735752-46aef603-a142″][vc_column_text]As a domestic violence survivor, you have the right to receive hospital care and to report the incident to the authorities, regardless of your legal status in the country. The authorities do not have the right to enforce any disciplinary actions to you such as deportation for as long as your case is being examined,  (L. 4531/2018).
You do have the right to hospital care in any case, regardless if the form of GBV(physical/sexual violence) you have suffered falls into the category of the domestic violence offense.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text el_class=”text-red” css=”.vc_custom_1600688595612{margin-top: 40px !important;}”]Services supporting survivors of gender-based violence[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ el_class=”helpdesk-faq-accordion”][vc_tta_section title=”Services that support victims of gender-based violence” tab_id=”1600686998655-7e429b30-c80b”][vc_column_text]SOS Hotline – 15900 is a service which offers GBV survivors and other interested persons information and communication with specialized staff (psychologists, sociologists) that can provide help, support and advice regarding emergent incidents of violence 24/7 throughout the year. It should be noted that the option of interpretation in various languages is available.  Furthermore, the option of online communication via e-mail (sos15900@isotita.gr) is also available.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Counseling Centers” tab_id=”1600686998705-67798c7f-f516″][vc_column_text]Counseling Centers offer free services to the women who seek help. The services include:

Counseling centers are located in Athens (Syntagma, Omonia), Piraeus, Ioannina, Helaklio (Crete), Thessaloniki, Kerkira, Kozani, Komotini, Lamia, Larissa, Lesvos, Patra, Syros and Tripoli. You can also find a Counselling Center through the Municipalities of: Alaxandoypoli, Arta, Veria, Elefsina, Zakynthos, Thiva, Kavala, Kalamata, Karditsa, Kefallonia, Kastoria, Katerini, Keratsini-Drapetsona, Corinthos, Kos, Peristeri, Preveza, Pyrgos, Rethimni, Rhodes, Serres, Trikala, Florina, Filis, Chalandri, Chalkida and Chios.
For more information, please see: http://www.isotita.gr/en/home/[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What kind of services does the Diotima Centre offers to GBV survivors?” tab_id=”1600686998760-ddf113af-1806″][vc_column_text]The Diotima Centre offers the following services to survivors of domestic violence who reside in Athens, regardless of their nationality:

The Diotima Centre offers the following services to refugee GBV survivors (any kind of GBV) who reside Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos:

free participation in empowerment groups

* Please note that the available services are subject to change from period to period as their availability depends on existing funding and programmes[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text el_class=”text-red” css=”.vc_custom_1600688719899{margin-top: 40px !important;}”]Coronavirus and gender-based violence[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ el_class=”helpdesk-faq-accordion”][vc_tta_section title=”Do I have the right to leave the house despite the quarantine if I feel threatened?” tab_id=”1600687131395-55390f33-2547″][vc_column_text]In case of a violent incident in which your physical integrity might be in danger, do not hesitate to abandon the house and call the police and/or to turn to the nearest police station.
Protecting your physical integrity is always the priority.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Do I have the right to leave the house despite the quarantine in order to report to a police station a GBV incident?” tab_id=”1600687131460-8a6fa356-cefd”][vc_column_text]Yes, you have the right to turn to the nearest police station and report the incident without facing any disciplinary actions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Does the quarantine increase the chance of a violent outbreak by my partner?” tab_id=”1600687131535-5d379965-87f1″][vc_column_text]An increase of domestic violence cases has been observed during quarantine as various exogenous factors intensify the perpetrator’s violent characteristics.
However, violent outbreaks are not caused by the quarantine per se, but rather the quarantine is a factor that can deteriorate the situation and it is highly probable that the violent outbreaks will not end with the expiration of the lockdown.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I am a Diotima’s beneficiary and I have an ongoing court case. What should I know regarding the operation of courts and how my case will proceed?” tab_id=”1600687225982-f19b3579-245b”][vc_column_text]This period the courts are closed due to the emergent situation of the coronavirus. This will cause delays in the examination of some cases.
However, emergent cases are examined and taken by Diotima’s legal aid team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I am Diotima’s beneficiary and I am receiving psychosocial support. What should I know regarding your operation this period?” tab_id=”1600687251412-e162ab60-e529″][vc_column_text]Due to the emergent situation part of Diotima’s staff is working remotely. However, we do our best to provide our services online, where possible.  You can reach us through the following phone numbers: Athens: 210-3244380, Thessaloniki: 2310-534445, Lesvos: 22510-24730.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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