On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day and the day of the feminist strike, the Diotima Center participates in a series of events, carried out by a wide variety of organizers – university institutions, initiatives in the field of art and literature, collectives, etc. – but they highlight, together, the most important aspects of contemporary feminist claims.
Discussion event for International Women’s Day, Public Athens, 8/3, 8.30 pm
Public honors March 8, International Women’s Day, with a disruptive, informative discussion. It invites five women from the field of literature, journalism, and representatives of organizations to talk about the issue of women’s emancipation and the feminist movement, its progress over the years, their own experiences, their position in this movement, and of course their opinion about the future of the movement and their proposals.
Natassa Kefallinou, communications manager of the Diotima Center, participates, investigating “What did we learn from the Greek #MeToo? What is the contribution of social media in empowering and supporting survivors? Is it enough to just call on women to report? What are the gaps and omissions in institutional support and what are we asking to change?”
Tuesday 8/3/22, 8:30 pm, Public Café, Syntagma
Follow the event on Public’s Facebook page
“Women After the Pandemic” Webinar, Office of the European Parliament in Greece, 11/3, 6:00 pm
The Office of the European Parliament in Greece is holding an event entitled “Women after the pandemic: the main developments, challenges, and legislation” a live discussion of all the material, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Anna Michalakeli, the program coordinator of the Diotima Center, participates in the discussion group on “Equality and discrimination in the era of the pandemic and violence against women”.
Greece is consistently at the bottom of the EU Gender Equality Index and the Global Gender Gap for 2021. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the areas of power, time, and work. Despite the relative improvements in Greece’s score in recent years, in individual sectors, the labor sector is characterized by a disappointing stagnation.
Event-symbolic action, Mytilini, 8/3, 12.30-2.30 pm
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lesbos, in collaboration with the women’s shelter of the Municipality of Mytilini and the Center for Gender Rights and Equality Diotima, organize an information and awareness event on women’s rights, gender-based violence, and femicides.
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 12:30 to 14:30, at the Statue of the Asia Minor Mother in Epano Skala, a symbolic planting of flowers will take place in memory of the women and girls who were murdered because of their gender in Greece in 2021. At the same time, there will be continuous information about the programs and services provided to women and girls to prevent and deal with gender-based violence.
Watch the action here
All-day action on the occasion of March 8, The University of Macedonia, 8/3, 12-3 pm
The genderMAK student volunteer group and the Committee for Gender Equality of the University of Macedonia are co-organizing on 8/3 at the premises of the university an all-day informational activity for International Day that includes speeches, presentations, and discussions. Marina Farmakidi, a lawyer at the Diotima Center participates by “approaching issues of gender discrimination in the workplace”.
At the same time, there will be a mini charity bazaar with hand-made constructions from the volunteer group and disabled children from the special IEK Thessaloniki to strengthen the latter.
Tuesday 8/3/22, 12-3 pm,
Municipal Committee for Gender Equality, Municipality of Eretria, 9/3, 6 pm
The Municipal Committee for Gender Equality, Municipality of Eretria, organizes an online discussion/information about the legislative framework and ways to deal with domestic violence, co-custody, and single-parent families in times of crisis on Wednesday 9/3, at 6 pm. Lawyer Marina Farmakidi will be speaking on behalf of the Diotima Center.
Wednesday 9/3/22, 6 p.m.
Follow the event on the Eretria Municipality Facebook page
Conference for International Women’s Day
Maria Apostolaki, the legal services coordinator of the Diotima Center, presents the main institutional obstacles to the protection of surviving women. With her presentation entitled “After the decision to file a complaint, what? Gaps and challenges in the protection of survivors of gender-based violence” she participates in the discussion on “Gender-based and domestic violence – Institutional and scientific implications” in the context of the International Women’s Day conference.
Read the presentation here