18.11.2011 – Mr Michalis
Katrinis, member of the PACE Sub-Committee on children and
the contact parliamentarian Network, participated as keynote
speaker in the second open event organized in order to raise
awareness, inform the public, co-ordinate the competent
authorities in preventing, combating and eliminating sexual
violence against children and to define a national strategy
on the subject which took place on Monday 14 November in Thessaloniki.
Mr. Katrinis referred to the initiatives taken by the country and,
in particular, said: “Our efforts in Greece in the last few months
aim to deal with this sensitive social issue as a whole. Each body – and
each person – can contribute to this effort in their own way. I call
upon you to continue with the same determination in the fight against
this deplorable phenomenon in an effort to offer our children a safe
and trustworthy environment”.
The event was attended by representatives of the
regional and local administration, local bodies, school
representatives, representatives of student movements
and many citizens.