According to recent statements by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, K. António Guterres, There was a 'frightening increase in violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, from domestic violence to sexual abuse, cyberbullying and homicide. This is a hidden war against women. "Preventing and ending requires the same commitment and resources that we devote to other forms of warfare.".
This commitment was expressed and the resources were secured by his signature Governor of Western Macedonia, K. George Kasapidis, the modification of the Decisions for the Inclusion of the Acts of strengthening the operation of the structures and services of the Local Self-Government for the benefit of women and for the fight against violence, total budget 2.355.800 euro, from the Operational Program of Western Macedonia, of the NSRF 2014-2020.
Specifically, the financing of the operation was secured, to 30.09.2023, of Structures:
- Kozani Counseling Center, budget 525.000 euro.
- Counseling Support Center for Women Victims of Violence in the Municipality of Kastoria, budget 570.000 euro.
- Guesthouse in the Municipality of Kozani, budget 737.000 euro.
- Counseling Center for Women Victims of Violence in the Municipality of Florina, budget 523.800 euro.
The operation of the Structures is co - financed by the European Social Fund (ΕΚΤ) and National Resources, through the Priority Axis 10 – "Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty and discrimination (ΕΚΤ)»Of Operational Program “West Macedonia”, of the NSRF 2014-2020.
For more information on the Business Plan “West Macedonia” 2014-2020, as well as actions funded under it, Those interested can visit the website of the Special Management Services of the Operational Program “West Macedonia” 2014-2020, to the address www.pepdym.gr.