November, 2023

202328Nov12:3015:3016 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Conference12:30 - 15:30

Event Details

A two-panel event to help raise awareness and eliminate violence against women and girls

When: Tuesday, November 28, 12:30-15:30
The American College of Greece – Events Hall

The event will be held in English and is free and open to the public.

First panel: Consent and Allyship, insights from the UK and Greece

Organized by:

The British Embassy Athens

Second panel: Violence Against Women

Organized by: 

Women’s Rights Advocacy cohort, ACG UN Millennium Fellowship 2023

ACG Office of Sustainability –Public Affairs

Under the auspices of:

The UN Millennium Fellowship Program and Millennium Campus Network

The event is supported by:

Social Issues Club, Deree – ACG

Psychology Society, Deree — ACG

Sociology Society, Deree — ACG

ACG Sustainability Leaders

About the event

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that runs from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until December 10, Human Rights Day.

Launched by activists in 1991, the campaign aims to mobilize individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

Event Agenda

12.15  Arrival of guests & registration

12:30  Opening remarks

  • Claudia Carydis, Vice President Public Affairs, The American College of Greece
  • Clare Douglas, His Majesty’s Consul & Consular Regional Operations Manager for Greece and Cyprus

12.45-13.30  Panel discussion Consent and Allyship – insights from the UK and Greece


  • Hellenic Police representative
  • Hellenic Ministry for Social Cohesion and Family official
  • Steven Bertram, Detective Superintendent, Police Scotland
  • Lamprini Georgiou, Genderhood, Greek MKO
  • Dr Zefi Dimadama, Secretary General for Human Rights and Equality, Hellenic Ministry for Social Cohesion & Family official

13.45-14.00  Q&A session

14:00-14:05  Greeting by UN Academic Impact

14:05-14:10  Greeting from Konstantina Cheimara and Laila Karra – Women’s Rights Advocacy cohort

14:10-14:40  How to protect your mental health when being a victim, Prevention and signs

  • Dr. Tinia Apergi – Clinical Psychologist, ACG Associate Professor

14:40-15:20 Panel Discussion “Women’s rights and social support”

  • Foivi Shelter for victims of violence against women located in Cholargos
  • Dr. Anastasia Tosouni, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at California State University in Sonoma

15:20-15:30  Final Remarks, Fundraising


In an effort to support the work of Foivi shelter, providing a home to women who have survived violence and their children, we invite everyone to donate by using the bank account below:

GR92 0172 0760 0050 7609 8704 234 – Pireaus Bank

Upon the shelter’s request a name in the “reason” section would be much appreciated as they would like to thank all donors.

Your donation, whether big or small, will make a difference as this is just a union and not subsidized by the state. Therefore,  any help and support are valuable.

Donations are welcome whether someone attends the event or not.

Find more information about Foivi Shelter , Ξενώνας ΦΟΙΒΗ below:

Foivi shelter (Ξενώνας Φοίβη) has been operating since 1965, continuously offering hospitality, shelter, security and food to abused women and their children.

It is the first Guesthouse created in Greece.

We always prefer to accommodate mothers with their children because we believe they are more vulnerable.

Abuse usually carries with it many kinds of problems, psychological, financial and legal. We are trying to the best of our ability to solve these problems so that these women and their children can redefine their lives on a solid basis.


Join us for a supportive event, and let Starbucks treat you to the warmth of complimentary coffee.

Together, let’s make a stand and brew change!